Civil Liberties


In My Language: Voting instructions in 11 major languages | Oct 9 2015 | Get multilingual information about voting in Canada
Voter supression is a real concern this election | Oct 9 2015 | What to do if someone or something interferes with your right to vote?
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Activists protest 'barbaric cultural practices' hotline at Kellie Leitch's office | Oct 9 2015 | Julie Devaney | On Thursday Oct. 8, women's groups and their supporters gathered outside Minister of the Status of Women Kellie Leitch's office to protest the "barbaric cultural practices" hotline.
Syrian refugees cross from Hungary into Austria on their way to Germany in Septe
Racism in the Canadian election: suppressing our better angels | Oct 9 2015 | Dennis Gruending | The main issue in Canada's election was to be the economy but the Conservatives are deliberately targeting Muslims.
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When it comes to xenophobia, history always repeats itself | Oct 9 2015 | J. Baglow | In the blink of an eye, a sense of belonging, a sense of safety and peace and genuine community, can be wiped out. It's an old movie, one we've seen many times before.
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Fact check: The Liberals were not forced to support C-51. They just chose to. | Oct 9 2015 | Nora Loreto | C-51 was an omnibus bill, but not that kind of omnibus bill. Separating the facts from fiction on what can be done to repeal the so-called Anti-Terror Bill.
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Citizenship strippings expose flaws in 'Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act' | Oct 8 2015 | Azeezah Kanji | The Conservative government's Bill C-24 has already been put into use with the denationalization of at least five men. Here are three problematic weaknesses with it.
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Should Canada have completed a trade deal in the middle of an election? | Oct 7 2015 | Scott Sinclair | Striking the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal during the election flies in the face of democratic convention and the government's own promises of openness.
Image: Justice for Mohamed Harkat facebook group
Sophie Harkat's husband Mohamed is being deported. Here's what she has to say. | Oct 7 2015 | Sophie Harkat | Mohamed Harkat was arrested under a security certificate on December 10, 2002. After 13 years of pure hell, Harkat received his deportation papers in the middle of the 2015 federal election campaign.
Photo: Ma. Elena Sebastian
Election 2015: Edmonton candidates pledge to reform Harper's immigration policies | Oct 5 2015 | Ethel Tungohan | The divisions between the Liberals, NDP and the Greens on immigration policies remain few, except when it comes to support for Bill C-51.
Three reasons Bill C-51 should be an election issue | Oct 5 2015 | Alex Hemingway | Three key insights from Monia Mazigh's analysis of Bill C-51 should give us all pause about this unprecedented legislation.
Dogwood Initiative: Getting out the vote for MPs who will build a better BC | Oct 4 2015 | See where the candidates in stand on civil liberties, oil tankers and then vote

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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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