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Nov 14, 2017
Photo: PV2 Andrew W. McGalliard/Wikimedia Commons

Canada must learn from past arms sales folly

Thomas Woodley
The general public has panned the government's arms sale to the Saudis. Now it's time to close loopholes in Canada's new arms sales legislation.
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Nov 13, 2017
Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem before a game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017, in Landover, Maryland. Photo: Keith Allison

Building solidarity in protesting

Meagan Gillmore
In sports and teaching, brave individuals are opening up what it means to stand up (or kneel down) for others
Columnists
Nov 3, 2017
Image: Masuma Asad Khan/Facebook

When free speech is no longer free for all

If free speech gets shut down it will always be the privileged who benefit because they have the power, the guns, the legal institutions, the money, to bend the final decisions to their ends.
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Oct 27, 2017
Photo: Matthew Berens

The Goodale memos on torture lay a hideous groundwork

Matthew Behrens
Ralph Goodale's series of new memos defy the absolute prohibition on torture. This is immoral and foolish, given how Canadian citizens have been treated and the deserved payouts they have received
News
Oct 20, 2017
A woman wearing a niqab on Rue Ontario in Montreal in 2012. Photo: Claude Robillard/Flickr

Quebec's face-covering ban encourages bigotry

Karl Nerenberg
Some political leaders have condemned Quebec’s Law 62 as a violation of human rights; others not. Justin Trudeau has been circumspect, while Jagmeet Singh and the Ontario legislature have gone further

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