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The Canadian Progressive: 587 Canadian academics condemn Harper’s racist election propaganda

587 Canadian academics sign joint letter condemning the Harper Conservatives’ racially-divisive tactics and racist propaganda in the ongoing 2015 federal election campaign. “We hope that Canadians will join us in repudiating the politics of hate.”

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s “old stock Canadians” line is downright racist and xenophobic

Did Lynton Crosby, the Australian “master of dog whistle politics”, have anything to do with Stephen Harper’s racist, divisive and xenophobic “old stock Canadians” line? It’s possible.

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The Canadian Progressive: Canadian rights groups demand a stronger Canadian response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Amnesty International and 11 other rights and refugee groups have released a comprehensive set of recommendations that should form the basis of Canada’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis.

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The Canadian Progressive: Aylan Kurdi’s drowning death exposes Canada’s inaction on the Syrian refugee crisis

A leading Canadian refugee right group says last week’s tragic drowning death of Aylan Kurdi highlights the human costs of the Harper government’s inaction on the Syria’s growing refugee crisis.

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s New Citizenship Act Faces Constitutional Challenge

Harper’s new Citizenship Act is being characterized as “anti-immigrant, anti-Canadian, anti-democratic, and unconstitutional” in a new court challenge.

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The Canadian Progressive: Conservatives ask Liberals to “apologize for decades of racism”

The Harper Conservatives accuse the Liberals of “decades of racism” dating back to Liberal PM Mackenzie King, who served from 1921 to 1930 and 1935 to 1948.

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The Canadian Progressive: Mohamed Fahmy “has no relation to the Muslim Brotherhood”

A billionaire telecoms tycoon has told an Egyptian court that Mohamed Fahmy, a journalist and Canadian citizen, “has no relation to the Muslim Brotherhood”

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The Canadian Progressive: In Vancouver, Canada’s first annual Charter of Rights and Freedoms march

Canada’s first annual Rights and Freedoms March, a celebration of the anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, launches in Vancouver on April 17.

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The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP’s Stay Home Comments Insult Women, New Immigrants

Conservative MP Bob Dechert insulted Canadian women, immigrant women and new Canadians’ cultures when he said “moms can stay at home, which they’re used to.”

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The Canadian Progressive: Speech: Obama executive plan protects 5 million undocumented immigrants

President Barack Obama announced his executive plan to overhaul the the U.S. immigration system and uphold the human rights of undocumented immigrants.

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The Canadian Progressive: With omnibus Bill C-43, Conservative government going after most vulnerable yet again

The Conservative government’s omnibus budget Bill C-43 seeks to deny refugee claimants access to health care and social assistance, says the Council of Canadians.

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The Canadian Progressive: Twelve national medical associations join call for Conservative government to drop reckless appeal of refugee health ruling

More national medical associations join Canadians’ call on the Conservative government to respect the Federal Court’s refugee health care ruling, urge it to drop its “reckless appeal.”

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The Canadian Progressive: Conservatives urged to respect Federal Court’s ruling on refugee health care

A group of doctors dedicated to strengthening and improving Canada’s universal publicly-funded health care system is urging the Conservatives to drop their appeal against the Federal Court’s recent ruling on refugee health care funding.

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The Canadian Progressive: Inside Vancouver’s Sanctuary City Movement (VIDEO)

In Vancouver, human rights groups and immigration advocates are fighting to make the city a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants.

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Harper’s cancellation of refugee health care “cruel and unusual” treatment: Federal Court

Harper’s cancellation of refugee health care was “cruel and unusual” treatment that “shocks the conscience and outrages Canadian standards of decency.”

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Rocco Galati launches lawsuit challenging Harper’s Citizenship Act changes

Prominent constitutional lawyer suing two Conservative cabinet ministers and Gov. Gen. David Johnston over the draconian changes Harper has made to Canada’s Citizenship Act through Bill C-24.

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s “racist” changes to health care for refugees has threatened lives

by: Adrienne Silnicki | First published by The Council of Canadians on June 12, 2014

Another June 16th, is almost upon and we’re once again offering our support and solidarity to incredible organizations like Canadian Doctors for Refugees who are organizing yet another day of rallies and protest against the racist and discriminatory . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s “racist” changes to health care for refugees has threatened lives

The Canadian Progressive: New CCR Report shows established refugees now face loss of status in Canada

by: Canadian Council for Refugees | Press Release | May 7, 2014

The Canadian Council for Refugees today released its report “Cessation: stripping refugees of their status in Canada”. The report provides case examples and shows that, following recent changes to the law, refugees now live in fear of loss of status and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: New CCR Report shows established refugees now face loss of status in Canada

The Canadian Progressive: Amend Bill C-24 to ensure fairer and more efficient legislation: CBA

by: Canadian Bar Association | Press Release | April 30, 2014

OTTAWA — The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) says that changes are needed to Bill C-24, Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, and offers 20 recommendations that would improve key areas of the legislation.

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The Canadian Progressive: Remove “Canadian experience” employment barrier: Ontario Human Rights Commission

The Ontario Human Rights Commission argues that employers’ rigid requirement for “Canadian experience” for new immigrants is, in some cases, “discrimination under Ontario’s Human Rights Code.”

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The Canadian Progressive: After layoffs, racialized immigrant workers face precarious employment, poverty wages

by: CAW & Ryerson University | Press Release:

TORONTO, June 25, 2013 – Older immigrant workers who have been laid off are falling through the cracks of Canada’s employment system, with many of them ending up in temporary jobs with few benefits, finds a new study released today at Ryerson University’s Centre for Labour Management . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: After layoffs, racialized immigrant workers face precarious employment, poverty wages

The Canadian Progressive: Canadians refuse permission to be filmed for anti-immigrant reality TV show “Border Security”

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)

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives’ refugee health care cuts remain a concern: Ontario doctors

By: Ontario Medical Association | Press Release:

TORONTO, June 17, 2013 – One year after the implementation of a series of changes to federal coverage of refugee health care, Ontario’s doctors are seeing a negative impact on the delivery of care.

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The Canadian Progressive: Today, Canadians Fight For Refugee Health Care: 2nd National Day of Action

By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad

Today, June 17, 2013, is the 2nd Annual Day of Action for refugee health care!

Canadians, rights activists, doctors and other health care workers assemble in cities across the country to protest the federal government’s 2012 draconian cuts to essential health services for refugees.

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The Canadian Progressive: Canadian doctors demand restoration of refugee health services

By: Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care | Press Release

Photo: Doctors for Refugee Care

TORONTO, June 10, 2013 – Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is holding a second National Day of Action on June 17th to call on the federal government to reverse the reckless cuts to refugee health care. It has been almost . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian doctors demand restoration of refugee health services