Peter Showler is Director of the Refugee Forum, University of Ottawa, and Co-chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Canadian Association of Refugee Laws (CARL). He gave the following presentation on Parliament Hill on Monday, June 17.
Good morning, Thank you all for being here and we all know why we are here.
The Canadian Conservative Party's director of political operations, Jenni Byrne, does not believe those suffering with drug addiction deserve a second chance. On the contrary, she unapologetically supposes that heroin and cocaine users are better to shoot up on a mephitic street corner than within safe, clean and regulated injection sites.
The upcoming G8 Summit is an unprecedented opportunity to go after tax cheats who use tax havens. But Canada threatens to be a spoiler. Again.
British Prime Minister Cameron wants G8 leaders to endorse a strong action plan to tackle tax havens when they meet in Northern Ireland next week.
But Stephen Harper could block agreement, unless we mobilize strong public pressure to get him to change his mind.
The following statement was issued Tuesday by the Assembly of First Nations.
On the fifth anniversary of Parliament's Apology for Indian Residential Schools, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo called attention to the outstanding requirement for all governments and all Canadians to commit to reconciliation.