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| May 28, 2016
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Redress is overdue for targets of Canada's no-fly list

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It has now been five months since we started hearing and reading about Canadian kids affected by additional security screening measures when they try to board a plane, and unfortunately, the situation hasn't improved much since.

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Anti-war protests take aim at CANSEC 2016 and global arms trade

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Ottawa-based group Homes Not Bombs held two actions on May 24 and May 25 to protest the 2016 Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CANSEC) military trade show.

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Children in detention: U.S. immigration raids target youth seeking asylum

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Bill C-16 introduces transgender protections but keeps Harper's damaging human rights legacy

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Victory: Jaballah secret trial security certificate found unreasonable

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A matter of life and death: Legislating the right to die with dignity

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Everyone from a young age onwards understands that they will die one day. If one is young, that day is in the distant future, but if you are older, there is usually a daily reminder that it is not that far away. Thanks to modern medicine, the final day has been postponed for many. Indeed, life expectancy for both sexes has risen every decade.

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Migrant workers deserve better

Last week the CBC reported on the case of Sheldon McKenzie, a farm worker from Jamaica who had been coming to Ontario for 12 years for seasonal work at farms.  Last year he was injured at work and, according to the CBC article, "the program that brought him to Canada stripped him of his labour rights after he was hurt, then tried to cut off his access to health care."  He died because of the injuries.

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| May 20, 2016
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After years of injustice, Canada should bring Hassan Diab home

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This week, a French judge decided to order the release of Hassan Diab while an investigation into his case continues. It is both ironic and embarrassing to see a French judge decide to do what a Canadian judge should have done many years ago: order Hassan Diab a free man!

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