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Harper's hit list: Voices-Voix says Conservatives are dismantling democracy | Sep 25 2015 | Dennis Gruending | The Voices-Voix coalition says that former Justice Department lawyer Edgar Schmidt and Aboriginal activist Cindy Blackstock are just two of many people on Harper's Hit List.
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Push to welcome refugees to Canada intensifies with month-long call to action | Sep 24 2015 | Fatima Syed | Multimedia project Never Home has brought the impact and reality of the Harper government's immigration policies over a decade to life and fuelled a movement to welcome refugees to Canada.
'Refugees Welcome' rallies expose Canada's broken immigration system | Sep 23 2015 | Lenée Son | In the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis and the death of a three-year-old Syrian-Kurdish boy Alan Kurdi, activist group No One Is Illegal is calling for a month of action.
UN report card on Canada's human rights record | Sep 23 2015 | The UN's first report card on Canada in 10 years measures whether the country has met its human rights obligations.
Fighting for access to education for undocumented migrants in Montreal | Sep 23 2015 | Scott Neigh | Steve Baird talks about the Education Across Borders collective and the fight to win unimpeded access to school for undocumented migrant children.
Photo: Sarah Hassanein
Muslim youth debate leaves Conservatives in the dust | Sep 23 2015 | Aaliya Khan | On Friday Sept. 18, representatives from the major parties spoke to an audience of predominantly young and Muslim individuals. What issues took centre stage during this discussion?
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Harper's 'old-stock Canadians' comment and cuts to health care for refugees | Sep 22 2015 | Brent Patterson | During the leaders' debate this past Thursday, Conservative leader Stephen Harper addressed cuts to refugee health coverage. Much has been rightly made of his use of the term "old-stock Canadians."
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Eritrean refugee crisis continues to escalate due to Canadian mining | Sep 21 2015 | Michael Stewart | The third-largest group crossing the Mediterranean is fleeing Eritrea, home to one of the most corrupt and brutal regimes in the world, and Canadian mining companies.
Photo: Dennis S. Hurd/flickr
Are you sure you can vote under Harper's Unfair Elections Act? | Sep 21 2015 | Ralph Surette | Are you sure you can vote this election? The centrepiece of the Harper government's assault on democratic process, the Fair Elections Act, may stand in your way.
Amnesty has it right: Decriminalization reaffirms sex worker rights | Sep 21 2015 | Marcus A. Sibley | Amnesty International's decision to support decriminalization of sex work has been met with controversy in the progressive community. Marcus Sibley discusses how this decision supports sex workers.
Report: The alarming impact of the Harper Government's war on data | Sep 21 2015 | Our ability to know about people, communities and issues is disappearing
The Young, Canadian and Muslim livecast debate | Sep 21 2015 | Maya Bhullar | What are the parties saying about issues important to the Muslim community?

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