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McGill drops legal battle over access to information request

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Cadence O'Neal walked out of Montreal's Palais de Justice on Tuesday morning just before 10 a.m. lugging 600 pages of documents related to a McGill mechanical engineering laboratory's association with the defence industry.

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The most powerful case for the U.S. war resisters

Let Them Stay: U.S. War Resisters in Canada, 2004-2016

by edited by Sarah Hipworth and Luke Stewart
(Iguana Books,
2016;
$21.83)

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On February 15, 2003, 15 million people around the globe marched in opposition to the impending war in Iraq. Despite not convincing the U.S. or UK governments to draw back from their invasion plans, the pressure generated that day did convince several governments, including Canada's, not to participate in what would turn out to be a military debacle that the United States and the United Kingdom are still reeling from more than a decade later.

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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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Saying no to Canada's death game

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| June 21, 2016
| June 17, 2016

Student seeks access to information on McGill military ties as legal battle begins

Photo:  Jules Tomi/Demilitarize McGill's Facebook page.

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On June 21 and 22, Cadence O'Neal, a recent graduate of McGill University involved with Demilitarize McGill, will appear before the Commission on Access at the Palais de Justice in Montreal in an ongoing legal battle with McGill over access to correspondence between McGill researchers and multiple military contractors.

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| June 15, 2016
Image: Stonewall riots, New York, 1969
| June 14, 2016

CBSA ends participation in reality television show 'Border Security'

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On Monday, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) agreed to end its participation in the controversial reality television show Border Security: Canada's Front Line, which began airing on the National Geographic Channel in 2012.

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