Civil Liberties


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Anti-war protests take aim at CANSEC 2016 and global arms trade | May 26 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Actions in Ottawa and Montreal target CANSEC 2016 and Canada's involvement in the global arms trade, specifically the controversial deal with Saudi Arabia.
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Victory: Jaballah secret trial security certificate found unreasonable | May 24 2016 | Matthew Behrens | In a major setback to a Liberal government still refusing to repeal the repressive Bill C-51, the Federal Court has found unreasonable the secret trial security certificate against Mahmoud Jaballah.
A matter of life and death: Legislating the right to die with dignity | May 23 2016 | Pat Kerwin | There should be better access to palliative care for people in their final days, but some will want to end the inevitable progress of a disease or condition. We should respect that decision.
After years of injustice, Canada should bring Hassan Diab home | May 20 2016 | Monia Mazigh | This week, a French judge ordered the release of Hassan Diab from jail while an investigation into his case continues. Canada should follow suit and give Diab due process.
Beware the echoes of Toronto's 'Year of the Gun' | May 20 2016 | Michael Laxer | After a brutal crime it is always easy to inflame passions with fear over reason. But there is no evidence at all that Toronto is any less safe than it was a generation ago. Quite the opposite.
Migrant workers deserve better | May 20 2016 | Speak up during the Federal government's Temporary Foreign Worker Program review hearings
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Ontario seeks to crush criticism of Israel through a BDS campaign of its own | May 19 2016 | Nora Loreto | Tim Hudak and Mike Colle's epic overreach in Bill 202 cannot pass.
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Ontario's move against the BDS movement is an attack on free speech | May 19 2016 | J. Baglow | Tim Hudak wants to suppress the BDS movement in Ontario. And the Ontario legislature may oblige him.
Wanted: One spy agency whistleblower | May 18 2016 | Scott Vrooman | And with this limited-time offer, I'll make it worth your while.
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The name has changed but racial profiling remains under Liberal government | May 13 2016 | Monia Mazigh | Rather than dedicating new money to an office for counter-radicalization, the Liberal government should be developing alternatives for disaffected youth.
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Occupations across Quebec shed light on social housing crisis | May 13 2016 | Sophia Reuss | FRAPRU organized a week of occupation across Quebec to demand recognition of the right to housing and increases in government funding for social housing.
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Pope Francis challenges Europe to live up to a great humanist heritage | May 10 2016 | Duncan Cameron | Pope Francis was this year's recipient of the Charlemagne Prize for contributions to European unity, and the papal message addressed to the faithful offered a lesson on inclusion to all.

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