Civil Liberties


Trudeau's bare arms and armaments | Aug 12 2016 | Scott Vrooman | Canada quietly ignores human rights while obsessing over the PM's human parts.
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Canada must answer for its war crimes in Afghanistan | Aug 11 2016 | Gerry Caplan | We need to know which Canadian officials were aware of the practice of handing detainees to Afghan forces to be tortured, who initiated it and why they failed to stop it.
Photo: R Orville Lyttle/flickr
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society questions Trinity Western accreditation | Aug 10 2016 | Stephen Kimber | The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society is pondering appealing July's Nova Scotia Court of Appeals decision green-lighting graduates of Trinity Western University Law School to ply their trade in N.S.
Jean Swanson: Vancouver's focus on home ownership neglects plight of the homeless | Aug 10 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | Gregor Robertson's commitment to rezone a city-owned lot for social housing is a "little victory" says Jean Swanson. There's much more that needs to be done to address the reality of homelessness.
Image: Flickr/Chris Huggins
We need to talk about bad cops | Aug 8 2016 | Nora Loreto | With ballooning police budgets and without accountability, most cops might as well be bad cops.
Photo: Vox Efx/flickr
The tide is turning on U.S. voter suppression, but time is running out | Aug 5 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, helped enfranchise millions of African-Americans over the decades. Today, the struggle continues.
Image: Dave Molenhuis
Six pervasive myths about Canada we must stop believing | Aug 5 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Myth: Canada is a safe haven for marginalized people. Status: Busted. We spoke with people on the frontlines about why these myths are so harmful.
Photo: Glenn Euloth/flickr
Halifax police put onus for safety on women following taxi sexual assaults | Aug 3 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Last week, Halifax police outlined what women who take cabs "can do for their own personal safety."
Photo: Bob Jagendorf/flickr
When temporary becomes permanent: Reforming Canada's system of seasonal agricultural labour | Aug 3 2016 | Lynne Fernandez, Nicole Smith | The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program's 50th anniversary is evidence that this temporary Band-Aid for Canada's agricultural industry has become a permanent element in maintaining the industry.
Photo: Sasha Patterson, End Immigration Detention Peterborough
Immigration detainees end 18-day hunger strike | Aug 3 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Resistance against indefinite detention amps up as massive solidarity action planned for October and groups continue to pressure Minister Goodale.
Our last, best chance to restore our rights and repeal Bill C-51 | Aug 1 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | This is it, folks. Over a year since it was forced through Parliament by the Harper government, Canadians will soon have a chance to finally overturn Bill C-51.
Photo: PMO by Adam Scotti
Trudeau continues Harper assault on human rights | Jul 29 2016 | Matthew Behrens | Those still intoxicated by the dream of a world without Harper don't want the fresh perfume of Trudeaumania to be erased by the cold facts of reality. But it's time to acknowledge some hard truths.

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