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UN report card slams Canada's record on human rights

August 12, 2015
| A recent United Nations report documents the loss of human rights protections in Canada since Harper came to power in 2006. Lara Yeo says the report is a sobering read.
Length: 17:50 minutes (16.33 MB)
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| August 11, 2015
Two Syrian boys in a refugee camp. Atmeh, Syria. Dec. 10, 2012
| July 16, 2015

Refugee claimants still face uncertainty on social assistance cuts

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Federal cuts to health care for refugees and the adverse effects resulting from them, have been well-publicized. The fight to restore full health-care coverage is moving forward, thanks to the hard work of health-care professionals, lawyers, and refugee advocates.

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| June 19, 2015

When saving lives does not count and government promises are not fulfilled

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Since claiming a majority victory in 2011, the Harper government, with its Minister of Immigration Jason Kenney, and later Chris Alexander, has succeeded in quickly transforming Canada from a country known for its humanitarian tradition of welcoming outsiders and providing sanctuary to the oppressed into one that fears and distrusts refugees.

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UN expert argues for opening legal channels to migrants

May 5, 2015
| Francois Crepeau is UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants. He says the global north should open its borders and manage migration rather than resisting it.
Length: 18:38 minutes (17.07 MB)
April 29, 2015 |
Harper's policies are complicity, waging wars that drive people from their homelands, and preventing their safe welcome.

What is the fate of refugees in Israel?

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Thousands of refugees from Eritrea and Sudan are being detained in a desert prison, and their fate is unclear.

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| April 27, 2015
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