Much is being made of a decision by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) managers at Toronto’s Pearson airport to allow a small group of Hindu priests to avoid screening by female border guards to comply with their religious beliefs. Apparently some f… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation
Much is being made of a decision by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) managers at Toronto’s Pearson airport to allow a small group of Hindu priests to avoid screening by female border guards to comply with their religious beliefs.
Apparently some female CBSA officers feel that they were discriminated against by this decision. I could . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation
by: BC Civil Liberties Association | Press Release
Public inquiry recommended oversight in 2006 – no action since that time
The BC Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Council for Refugees and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers today called on the government to end its long inaction on the need for an independent and effective . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Rights groups demand independent oversight of federal agency CBSA
Prime Minister Stephen Harper stands with Rick Strankman and some of the other law-breaking farmers the PM pardoned in 2011. (Photo grabbed from the Drumheller Mail.) Below: Mr. Strankman, now Wildrose MLA for Drumheller-Stettler, and Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is open in his disdain . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Grass crime no! Grain crime yes! The inconsistencies of Prime Minister Harper
By: BC Civil Liberties Association | Press Release:
BCCLA delivers over 1400 forms filled out by individuals refusing permission to be filmed to CBSA, Shaw TV and show producers
BCCLA Staff, Josh Paterson and Stefanie Ratjen, delivering the forms to the Canadian Border Services Agency (Photo: BCCLA)
VANCOUVER, June 24, 2013 – In less . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadians refuse permission to be filmed for anti-immigrant reality TV show “Border Security”
We have learned this week that the Canada Border Services Agency, under the leadership of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, will be seeking to audio record what travellers are saying in their cars at border crossings and in person at airports. See this report in the Toronto Star yesterday, for example. It is reported there . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Toews and all his eavesdropping
Think censorship doesn’t happen in Canada? It does, though rarely. There are, however, many attempts at censorship, and it is something we have to be on guard for at all times. It seems that in Canada, our politeness gene runs … Continue reading →
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