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Canada's immigration policies are killing people

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Last week, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale unveiled a $138-million budget for developing "alternatives to [immigration] detention," including $10.5 million dedicated to bettering health services in detention facilities.

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New coalition calls for an end to gender designation on ID

August 20, 2016
| Gender identification on passports, drivers' licences and SIN cards is unnecessary and can be used to discriminate against trans people, according to the new Gender-Free I.D. Coalition.
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Trudeau continues Harper assault on human rights

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There's something about Justin Trudeau and his PR-spinning Liberal Team that reminds me of the Tennessee Williams character Harvey "Big Daddy" Pollitt from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Pollitt famously uttered the line:

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The Liberals’ first Human Rights Impact Assessment Report on Colombia, tabled Wednesday to an empty House of Commons, remains as meaningless as those tabled by the previous government.
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No more arms deals in Canada

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It began with a welcome from Elder Evelyn Commanda, to the unceded and unconquered territory of the Algonquin nation. Her powerful statement reminded us why we were gathered: "We walk on our ancestors. And the dust of my ancestors is being used for war."

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