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What went wrong with Canada's assisted dying law

The Right to Die: The courageous Canadians who gave us the right to a dignified death

by Gary Bauslaugh
(Lorimer,
2016;
$29.95)

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Who has the right to die? In his new book The Right to Die: The courageous Canadians who gave us the right to a dignified death, author Gary Bauslaugh examines the stories and experiences of those individuals who want to end their life or have given this practical end-of-life assistance.

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Marijuana legalization lessons for Canada from around the world

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The Trudeau government announced in late June it would begin the process of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, which should be finished by spring 2017.

A nine-member task force has been assembled with former deputy prime minister under Paul Martin Anne McLellan serving as chair. Details of the upcoming process are scarce, but it's probably a given that possessing, selling and growing marijuana will be strictly regulated. 

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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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Redeye

New coalition calls for an end to gender designation on I.D.

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.
Length: 15:44 minutes (14.41 MB)
Redeye

Vancouver housing activists achieve victory on city-owned lot

August 18, 2016
| After residents set up a tent city in the downtown eastside and held a day of action on housing justice, Mayor Robertson agreed social housing with 100 per cent low-income rents at 58 West Hastings.
Length: 15:58 minutes (14.62 MB)

Goodale invests $138 million to upgrade indefinite detention, not reform it

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On Monday, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced the federal government would be pouring $138 million into upgrading immigration detention facilities across Canada. Two detention centres, in Quebec and British Columbia, will also be replaced.

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| August 17, 2016
Talking Radical Radio

Prison abolitionism in Canada's prison capital

August 17, 2016
| Rachel and Eric talk about the work of End the Prison Industrial Complex, or EPIC, in Kingston, Ontario.
Length: 28:41 minutes (26.28 MB)
Image: Tinder.com
| August 16, 2016
GroundWire

GroundWire | Prisoners Justice Day

August 15, 2016
| This episode of GroundWire was produced at Community Radio Station CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty One territory.
Length: 29:39 minutes (27.15 MB)
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