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Quebec's Bill 74 puts us all on a slippery slope toward Internet censorship | Sep 1 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | Internet censorship. Website block lists. An extreme new law recently passed in Quebec means all of this could soon be the reality right here at home.
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B.C. Court finds RCMP organized terrorist plot | Aug 31 2016 | Matthew Behrens | At the end of July, the Supreme Court of British Columbia found that agents of the RCMP engaged in the planning of, preparation and funding for, and facilitation of a terrorist offence.
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Toronto Police request appeal to Supreme Court in G20 class-action suit | Aug 26 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | While the G20 Summit occurred in 2010, the issue still is not settled more than five years later.
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'The system isn't broken -- it was built this way!' Black Lives Matter Toronto rally on SIU's doorstep | Aug 25 2016 | Steph Wechsler | On the one-month anniversary of police killing Abdirahman Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali-Canadian man, Black Lives Matter chapters rallied in seven cities across Canada.
What went wrong with Canada's assisted dying law | Aug 25 2016 | Gary Bauslaugh | All the Liberals had to do was construct legislation that complied with the Supreme Court ruling. But instead they bungled the file on assisted dying. Here's what happened.
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Marijuana legalization lessons for Canada from around the world | Aug 24 2016 | Hanna Anderson | Canada has started the process to legalize marijuana. But what will this entail, especially for people currently in jail or with records related to marijuana?
Photo: flickr/Nicolai Grut
Canada's immigration policies are killing people | Aug 23 2016 | Sophia Reuss | An estimated 250,000 people in Ontario do not have access to health care because of immigration status. And even those with status, still can't get the health care they need.
New coalition calls for an end to gender designation on ID | Aug 20 2016 | Redeye Collective | Gender identification on passports, drivers' licences and SIN cards is unnecessary and can be used to discriminate against trans people, according to the new Gender-Free I.D. Coalition.
Photo: flickr/Don Sniegowski
Goodale invests $138 million to upgrade indefinite detention, not reform it | Aug 18 2016 | Sophia Reuss | After refusing to meet with hunger-striking immigration detainees, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has announced a $138-million funding package for upgrading immigration detention centres.
Vancouver housing activists achieve victory on city-owned lot | Aug 18 2016 | Redeye Collective | After residents set up a tent city in the downtown eastside and held a day of action on housing justice, Mayor Robertson agreed social housing with 100 per cent low-income rents at 58 West Hastings.
Image: Flickr/Elena Pleskevich
The political strongman is back in fashion | Aug 17 2016 | Am Johal | With the rise of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin's popularity, Authoritarian Surveillance Democracy, where rights can be suspended at any time for any reason, is on the rise too.
Prison abolitionism in Canada's prison capital | Aug 17 2016 | Scott Neigh | Rachel and Eric talk about the work of End the Prison Industrial Complex, or EPIC, in Kingston, Ontario.

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