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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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Kenneth Bae spent 735 days in a North Korean forced labour camp

June 11, 2016
| Kenneth Bae shares his experiences as a prisoner in North Korea, his relationship with his guards, and Dennis Rodman.
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| June 10, 2016

Amnesty International releases policy on sex work, rejects Nordic model

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The refugee issue: The clash of two worlds

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One of the worst violations of human rights, along with one of the biggest mass killings of civilians Europe has experienced since the Second World War, is taking place as we speak.

I have spoken to hundreds of refugees and they all have the same horrible stories to share.

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