Civil Liberties


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Indiana's anti-LGBTQ law legalizes intolerance | Apr 2 2015 | Amy Goodman | Indiana's controversial "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" (RFRA) allows individuals and businesses to refuse service to LGBT people, solely based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
How the Digital Privacy Act S-4 could bring copyright trolls to Canada | Apr 2 2015 | Digital Freedom Update, Meghan Sali, Steve Anderson | Any extension of powers for ISPs to voluntarily make warrantless disclosures of private information would be exposing Canadians to great risk, and undermining our domestic democratic process.
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Federal government warns foreign workers going 'underground' is not an option | Apr 2 2015 | Fatima Syed | The work permits of many temporary foreign workers (TFWs) who have been working in Canada for more than four years expires today, requiring them to leave immediately or suffer the consequences.
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Activist Toolkit roundup: Stand up for your rights! Stop deportations and Bill C-51 | Apr 2 2015 | Maya Bhullar | You've done a lot in these two weeks!! Here is a summary post.
The government won't be able to ignore this | Apr 2 2015 | Eva Prkachin | We're going to make sure Bill C-51 gets scrapped. Join our Thunderclap to lend a hand.
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Three hearings on C-51 would have done the trick | Apr 2 2015 | Stuart Trew | The government needed just three hearings on C-51 to decide what changes to the bill it could accept for the sake of appearing to respect the democratic process while getting tough on terrorism.
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Four things to watch while Parliament is on break | Apr 2 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | A budget is coming; there is an extension of war in Iraq (and Syria); Harper's team agrees to at least some changes to C-51; and the IRB has been unfair to the Roma. All in a day's political work.
no to bill C-51
Build the thunderclap against Bill-C-51 | Apr 2 2015 | Also click through to see what actions are planned for April 13th to 20th
How Canada lets people get tortured | Apr 2 2015 | Matthew Behrens | The remarkable story of Mohamedou Ouid Slahi is one of wisdom, humour and despair. In this memoir, Slahi relays a tale of human resilience under the most appalling conditions at Guantanamo Bay.
Stop Harper: Bill C-51 and other tales of treachery | Apr 1 2015 | Victoria Fenner | A few more reasons why the Harper government has got to go.
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Canada: An outlaw state | Mar 31 2015 | Duncan Cameron | Citizens are supposed to understand that by fighting ISIL, Canada is protecting itself from terrorist action. In reality, Canada is acting outside the law in a diplomatic and military fiasco.
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April 1 deadline looms for children of temporary foreign workers | Mar 31 2015 | Ethel Tungohan | What does it mean to be undocumented? Ethel Tungohan interviewed temporary foreign workers about the impact the "4 and 4" rule will have on them and their families.

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