Civil Liberties


Canada Without Poverty challenges Harper govt. audits at United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva | Jul 6 2015 | George Lessard | Canada Without Poverty denounces Income Tax Act as violation of freedom of expression and assembly in address to the United Nations
Democracy -- and the 'Fair' Elections Act -- has its day in court | Jul 6 2015 | Maude Barlow | "This case is about the right to vote -- the cornerstone of democracy."
Israel seizes Flotilla ship to Gaza and deports two human rights advocates to Canada | Jul 2 2015 | Canadian Boat to Gaza | Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish will return to Canada today after their Freedom Flotilla III boat was illegally seized by Israeli forces on Monday.
Photo: flickr/ Kat R
Refugee claimants still face uncertainty on social assistance cuts | Jul 2 2015 | Kathryn Teeluck | The Harper government quietly passed new legislation last year allowing provinces and territories to impose a minimum residency requirement for social assistance. Will they?
Demand that the Federal Government support the Freedom Flotilla | Jul 1 2015 | On June 29th, the Marianne was surrounded in international waters by the Israeli Army. The Flotilla needs support now.
Let's work to stop the crackdown on domain privacy | Jul 1 2015 | David Christopher | How do you feel about your personal contact information being available on the Internet? Large media conglomerates could undermine the privacy of almost anyone who purchases a domain name.
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Happy Canada Day: We have some work to do | Jul 1 2015 | Abubakar N. Kasim | As a nation, Canada has lost its way. What can we do this Canada Day to steer it back on course?
Photo: Michael Pollak/flickr
Eating our way to extinction | Jul 1 2015 | Ole Hendrickson | Yes, we have to eat. But how food is produced and consumed really matters to the species with which we share this planet, and to our own future.
Physicians mobilizing in defense of health care for refugees | Jul 1 2015 | Scott Neigh | Dr. Hasan Sheikh talks about the work by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care attempting to reverse the cruel 2012 cuts to health care for refugees.
Keep on fighting for the Canada we want | Jul 1 2015 | Maya Bhullar | Civil liberties, teachers and public sector workers, the climate, and so much more is under attack...let's keep fighting back!
The Liberals proved their passion for 'democratic reform' with Bill C-51 | Jun 30 2015 | Scott Vrooman | If the Liberals were serious about Canadian democracy, they wouldn't have supported the radical, regressive democratic reform of Bill C-51.
Photo: flickr/Mars discovery district
Here are the new requirements for Canadian citizenship | Jun 26 2015 | Edward C. Corrigan | On June 11, new requirements were made mandatory for Canadian citizenship. In many cases it has become more difficult to obtain citizenship. Here are the changes.

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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 (...
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
NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice Says He Does Not Like The Niqab terrytowel said... The Montreal MP does not want the niqab in public service, the majority of Canadians either, he...
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...

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Bill C-51: Liberals join Tory terror once again
There has been some shock at the level of Liberal support for the Bill, against a backdrop of campaigns for "strategic voting" against the Tories. But it shouldn't be surprising.

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