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The Secret Trial 5 screening

Feb 3, 2011 to Feb 4, 2011
103, Fitzgerald Building, University of Toronto
150 College Street
43° 39' 35.0712" N, 79° 23' 27.906" W
NOII Toronto invites you to a film screening and talk Secret Trial 5, Sophie Harkat and the Human Impact of Canada's Anti-Terror Laws
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G20: Who ordered the police to break their principles?


Who ordered the police to break their principles?


1. Police Services shall be provided in accordance with the following principles:

(1) The need to ensure the safety and security of all persons and property in Ontario.

(2) The importance of safeguarding the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Human Rights Code, 1981.


Community Involvement in Sex Work Research

Jan 5, 2011
North House, Munk Shool, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
43° 39' 52.0056" N, 79° 23' 48.8472" W
A study that explores how lack of access can act as a barrier to gender, health, social and labour equality

Joshua Key -- Speaking and signing

Jan 17, 2011 to Jan 18, 2011
McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg , MB
49° 51' 25.8048" N, 97° 9' 56.0196" W
Manitoba CA
After seven months in Iraq, Joshua Key went home on military leave, and knew he could not return. He took his family and went underground in the U.S., finally seeking war refugee status in Canada.

International Migrants Day

Dec 18, 2010
George Brown College, St. James Campus
290 Adelaide Street East Room 303 - Theatre
43° 39' 6.8508" N, 79° 22' 11.2944" W
Celebrate International Migrants Day at George Brown College and strengthen solidarity amongst workers.
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Ombudsman charges G20 secret law was ‘illegal’

It was "illegal" and "likely unconstitutional" for Premier Dalton McGuinty's government to pass a secret regulation that police used to detain people near Toronto's G20 summit of world leaders last summer, says Ombudsman Andre Marin.

In a scorching 125-page report entitled Caught in the Act, Marin said the measure "should never have been enacted" and "was almost certainly beyond the authority of the government to enact."

TStar Article



No shit, Andre.


Human Rights Day vigil for Mohamad Harkat

Dec 10, 2010
Human Rights Monument
Corner of Lisgar and Elgin
Ottawa , ON
45° 25' 9.0156" N, 75° 41' 29.6448" W
Ontario CA
Mohamed Harkat was arrested on December 10th, 2002 under a Security Certificate without charge or access to the evidence.
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Workshop on Suing the Police: Toronto: Dec 11 and Dec 16


Workshop on Suing the Police

** *with lawyer Davin Charney --

Saturday, December 11, 3-5pm and/or Thursday, December 16, 6-8 pm

Register or sign up for more info.

Would you like to learn how to start and run a lawsuit in Small Claims Court against a police officer guilty of misconduct?

There are many types behaviour that could be considered police misconduct. Stopping, arresting or searching people for no legal reason could be considered police misconduct. Using excessive force could be police misconduct. Taking and/or damaging property that was not involved in a crime, and not returning it could be police misconduct.

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Ombudsman Oversight of Children's Aid Societies

An Open Letter to MPP's in Ontario


RE: Ombudsman Oversight


As you are all aware, yet another Bill was introduced (Bill 131) in an attempt to get Ombudsman Oversight of Children's Aid Societies and other publicly funded bodies in the province's MUSH sector.

The PC party's Jim Wilson is quoted in the media as saying "We'll look at all avenues wherever the public's dollar is spent to make sure is has the proper oversight and accountability," and "If we need officers of the legislature to help us with that, then I don't think we would rule that out at this time."

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Write to Attny-General demand wiretapping charges against Fantino, McCormack, Carter

Dear Attorney General Chris Bentley,

In a democracy, lawbreaking by the very police who are sworn to uphold the law is a danger that must always be taken extremely seriously.

Recently, serious allegations have come to light that in the 1990's, members of the Toronto Police carried out illegal wiretapping on then-Police Board Chair Susan Eng.

This has been reported by two credible news sources:

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Down But Not Out is the 11th top rated homeless blog on the web

I am extremely proud to announce that my website, has recently been selected as the 11th best blog about homelessness on the internet. It is a great honour to be judged wothy of membership in the group of 50 top blogs on the web and to be associated with such influential organizations as which in my opinion produces the finest commentary on the topic in its End Homelessness blog.


Amnesty International Film Festival

Nov 18, 2010 to Nov 21, 2010
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 36.3396" N, 123° 7' 29.2332" W
British Columbia CA
the 15th annual Amnesty International Film Festival runs Nov 18-21 at Vancity Theatre,
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Regina - human rights film festival

*International Human Rights Film Festival*
*October 26, 27 and 28*

Tues Oct. 26 -- "Ghosts"
Three Muslim Canadian men were detained and tortured for months and years in Syria and Egypt. Upon their release, they return to Canada and try to find answers to why they were detained in the first place. This is a documentary about how fragile the balance between democracy, human right and national security can be in the post 9/11 era.
(Screening along with "Under One Sky: Voices of Youth")

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Toronto Call to Action: Tomorrow, Tuesday October 12th THIS IS WHAT A DEMONSTRATION LOOKS LIKE!


WHAT: Demonstration

WHEN: Tuesday, October 12 at 5pm

WHERE: Starting at 55 Gould Street (Ryerson Student Centre)

On October 8th, a Justice of the Peace ruled that Alex Hundert, a
community organizer facing politically motivated G20 related "conspiracy"
charges, had violated his "no-public demonstration" bail condition for
participating in panel discussions at two university events. He was
arrested on the evening of September 17th in front of his father's house
after speaking on a panel at Ryerson University and has been in jail ever
since. Based on the ruling on Oct 8, the Crown is now seeking to revoke
Alex's bail entirely and keep him behind bars.



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