Civil Liberties


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Canada: An outlaw state | Mar 31 2015 | Duncan Cameron | Citizens are supposed to understand that by fighting ISIL, Canada is protecting itself from terrorist action. In reality, Canada is acting outside the law in a diplomatic and military fiasco.
GroundWire | March 31, 2015: CUPE 3903, Montreal protests | Mar 31 2015 | GroundWire Community Radio News | CUPE 3903 members speak out about why they've been on strike, Quebec students mobilize against austerity measures in Montreal and protest military research at McGill, and more!
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April 1 deadline looms for children of temporary foreign workers | Mar 31 2015 | Ethel Tungohan | What does it mean to be undocumented? Ethel Tungohan interviewed temporary foreign workers about the impact the 4 & 4 rule will have on them and their families.
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Migrant work: A worldwide game of musical chairs plays out in Atlantic Canada | Mar 30 2015 | Josie Baker, Katie Mazer | Temporary foreign workers have more in common with Atlantic Canadians who migrate to Alberta for work than the Conservative government would have us believe. Read on.
Violence against Indigenous women and the case of Cindy Gladue | Mar 30 2015 | Tracey Lindberg | To those who know the legacy of violence against Indigenous women, the appalling case of Cindy Gladue does not create confusion.
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C-51 hearings end with suggestion government erred in drafting bill | Mar 30 2015 | Stuart Trew | Like university students cramming for an exam, Thursday night the parliamentary public security committee finished the last of nine hearings into the government's anti-terrorism bill.
Bill C-51 a threat to all Canadians | Mar 30 2015 | Redeye Collective | The Harper government has been forced to respond to the outcry about Bill C-51 and propose a handful of amendments. But the changes won't satisfy the concerns of the BC Civil Liberties Association.
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Bringing back the old-fashioned art of letter writing | Mar 30 2015 | Eva Prkachin | We're flipping the script on a secret police bill the government is recklessly forcing through Parliament. Lend us your words.
Migrant advocacy groups fight April 1 temporary foreign worker deportations | Mar 30 2015 | Ethel Tungohan | With the April 1 deportation deadline looming, migrant advocacy groups are holding demonstrations to show temporary foreign workers deserve to stay in Canada.
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Open letter: Four key reasons why we oppose Bill C-51 | Mar 27 2015 | various | A large and continually growing group of lawyers, activists and academics add their voices to the chorus of citizens concerned about the ramifications of Bill C-51.
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Migrants in Atlantic Canada: How to survive in a remittance economy | Mar 27 2015 | Josie Baker, Katie Mazer | As Atlantic Canadian workers have been forced westward in search of livable incomes and year-round work, temporary foreign workers have come to form the economic linchpin in many rural communities.
Journalism under fire: Remembering Ali Mustafa | Mar 27 2015 | Datejie Green | Ali Mustafa died a year ago this month. He had devoted his life to documenting the lives where few Western and English-language broadcasters bothered to venture.

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Lawyer gets smeared as 'terrorist' by insane paranoiac testifying to Senate committee jas said... Wanted to tag this with #C-51 but could not find the tag function. in
Stop Secret Police Bill C-51 demo March 14 mark_alfred said... Day of Action on March 14th 2015 against Bill C-51, all across Canada. For information, see https...
Internet privacy mark_alfred said... In the thread, linked...
Connection between C-51 and Aboriginal and labour rights KenS said... There is quite a bit of discussion of this in aboriginal-oriented Facebook groups (and presumably...
For Raif Badawi, every moment counts - Amir Khadir, NPD and PQ spokespersons, Amnesty 6079_Smith_W said... Terrible story. Thanks for posting.   in
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Free Mauritanian Biram Dah Abeid and other anti-slavery activists. lagatta said... I'm glad to hear about this. I knew about Mauritania, and the revelations about actual slavery in...
Mulcair and Trudeau on Ottawa shootings and Conservative Terrorism Legislation Unionist said... That same discussion is under way here:
Ottawa shooting plays into Harper's National Security Agenda Slumberjack said... Quote:We cannot be silent. These days you never know what categories of dissent are being...

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The union representing 51,000 postal workers is adding its voice to the growing chorus of concerns over Bill C-51, the federal government's sweeping national security bill.

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