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Operation Trident Juncture. Photo: Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum/flickr
Canada's deluded wars of November | Nov 25 2015 | Matthew Behrens | As the Trudeau government promises to continue funding the illogical, anti-human enterprise of war, the social costs of such massive investments continue to reveal themselves.
Dismantling barriers faced by migrants to Canada | Nov 25 2015 | Scott Neigh | Sarah St. John and Omar Chu talk about Sanctuary Health's work to challenge barriers to services and resources faced by migrants in Vancouver.
The viaducts that forced out Vancouver's Black community are coming down. What now? | Nov 24 2015 | Megan Devlin | Activists from Vancouver's Black community urge city council to acknowledge their past wrongdoings when the city's historic Black community was forced out by the viaducts' construction.
Photo: Dan Taylor-Watt/flickr
The problem isn't Islam, it's ISIS | Nov 20 2015 | Rick Salutin | The point isn't to decide who started it. It's: can you interrupt the cycle, which has nothing essential to do with Islam or religion. It's basically tit for tat.
Photo: IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
Across Canada, preparations are underway to welcome Syrian refugees | Nov 20 2015 | Alyse Kotyk | Canadian residents prepare for incoming Syrian refugees, gathering housing and resources.
Photo: flickr/ Alan Levine
Changes desperately needed for Canada's immigration and refugee policy | Nov 20 2015 | Edward C. Corrigan | After 10 years of the Harper government, it is absolutely necessary that Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government improve immigration, refugee and citizenship policy in Canada.
Photo: Josh Zakary/flickr
No place for refugees at the U.S. table | Nov 19 2015 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, there has been a crushing backlash in the U.S. against refugees from the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Paris should not change everything! | Nov 19 2015 | We need to maintain the commitment to welcome refugees.
Photo: flickr/JMacPherson
Advocacy groups ramp up campaign to repeal Bill C-51 | Nov 19 2015 | Cory Collins | Experts and the public continue to raise concerns about the law but the consultation process remains undetermined.
Photo: flickr/ Martin Schulz
An 'act of war' in a world of war | Nov 18 2015 | Azeezah Kanji | French President Francois Hollande declared the horrific events that happened in Paris an "act of war." But does that mean there was no war before Paris was attacked?
Vancouver group creates app to help refugees find services | Nov 18 2015 | Redeye Collective | A new app developed by the Vancouver organization PeaceGeeks, in partnership with the UNHCR, helps refugees in Jordan find information about the services they need to survive.

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Should the Senate be elected instead of appointed? JKR said... Amused wrote: Is there really any downside to this change? If it was elected using disproportional...
Justin Trudeau still refused to apologize for his vote in support of Harper's anti terror bill c 51 - he just lost my vote Mr. Magoo said... Are you saying that prior to c-51, he had your vote in the bag? That's a "yes" or "no" question,...
43 Million Secret Reasons Not To Vote For Steven Harper - Yet Another Cover-Up? Nobodys Fool said... For some reaon the letter link above will not open so you can try this http://2006bruce.blogspot....
NDP launching blitz against Liberals over anti-terrorism law terrytowel said... Dozens of NDP candidates will this weekend knock on doors with special brochures attacking the...
Contacting Revenue Canada? bekayne said... lagatta wrote: Anyone in the know about this? I received an e-mail message, supposedly from Revenue...
Petition in support of Bill C-279 (aka Gender Identity Bill) mark_alfred said... The Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto is just now launching an online petition to the Senate...
Michael Sam new Alouettes player mark_alfred said... Quote: The Montreal...
C-51 about to be passed: 'See you in the slammer kids' NDPP said... Elizabeth May Third Reading Speech on Bill C-51
Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 mark_alfred said... I did a search, but couldn't find a forum thread dedicated specifically and solely to Bill C-51 (...

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Civil society groups call on Trudeau to launch full public consultation before introducing C-51 reforms
Organizations and academic experts say that following last week’s tragic events in Paris, it’s especially important that the government consult Canadians before introducing its C-51 reform package.

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