Four Canadian law professors have lodged a complaint against a Federal Court judge who asked a sex assault complainant why she couldn’t just keep her knees together to fend off her attacker. And “why she allowed the sex to happen.”
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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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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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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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Earlier this month, the Federal Court heard oral arguments in the Hupacasath First Nation’s legal case against the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPA) trade deal. The Hupacasath, a small band in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, argued that the deal infringed on their inherent Aboriginal title and rights. . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: First Nations slam Harper Gvt’s legal case for Canada-China FIPA deal
The Federal Court ruling states that “there was an orchestrated effort to suppress votes during the 2011 election campaign by a person with access to the [Conservative Party’s] CIMS database.” An attack on Canadian democracy.
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Last Thursday’s Federal Court ruling on the robocalls and other U.S. Republican-style voter suppression tactics during Canada’s 2011 Federal election is “a powerful victory”, says Maude Barlow, the chairperson of the Council of Canadians.
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By: Council of Canadians | Press Release: The Federal Court has released its decision in the robocalls case. The decision vindicates the applicants’ concerns, as the judge concludes that “fraud occurred in the 2011 Federal Election” though he did not annul the results. This finding about fraud being widespread raises the gravest concerns about the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Robocalls: Federal Court finds fraud, Supreme Court appeal considered
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Federal Court of Canada has dismissed a request by former Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kevin Page, to clarify the office’s mandate. In his application, Page had also sought ”judgment affirming he has the jurisdiction to seek the information” relating to the $5.2 billion in fiscal savings outlined in . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Federal Court dismisses former PBO Kevin Page’s application
By: United Steelworkers | Press Release: TORONTO, April 11, 2013 – The United Steelworkers (USW) is legally challenging the federal government’s approval for RBC and/or iGate to hire temporary foreign workers to replace existing employees. “We have applied today to the Federal Court to challenge the federal government’s decision,” said Ken Neumann, the USW’s National . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: United Steelworkers legally challenge RBC temporary foreign worker plan
By: Public Service Alliance of Canada | Press Release OTTAWA – The Federal Court has upheld a decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal saying that employers cannot discriminate against employees with family obligations. Federal court decision: Attorney General of Canada and Fiona Ann Johnstone and Canadian Human Rights Commission Canadian […]
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By: Council of Canadians (Press Release)| Feb. 26, 2013: St. John’s, NL – The Federal Fisheries Act was intended to protect fish and fish habitat in part by prohibiting the dumping of harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. The intent of the Act was diluted by regulations that give the mining industry an exemption that allows . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Sandy Pond Alliance court case to decide fate of lakes across Canada
by John D. Whyte | The Leader Post, Jan 17 2013 Recent developments in relations with aboriginal peoples – the prime minister’s meeting with First Nations leaders, the protest by Chief Theresa Spence, who is on a liquid fast, and especially the Idle No more demonstrations – are likely to be significant. But equally important . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Aboriginal status ruling challenges policymakers
by BC Federation of Labour “It’s clear HD Mining is in no hurry to hire Canadians and that the province of BC and Government of Canada have been complicit all along.” Documents released today show HD Mining planned to use exclusively underpaid Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW’s) underground for 4.5 years after the commencement of construction, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: At Chinese-owned B.C. mine, no Canadian hires for four years
by Maude Barlow | Council of Canadians: Under the sheen of freezing rain that blanketed the Supreme Court of Canada, the historic legal cases of eight Canadians against voter suppression and fraud in the 2011 federal election finally got underway. Day one of what is expected to be a full week of legal proceedings focused . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadians Take Robocalls to Court – Day 1
by Maude Barlow | Council of Canadians The Federal Court rejected the Conservative Party MPs’ motions on security for costs against the ongoing legal challenges in the robocall scandal. You’ll remember the Conservative Party MPs called for the nine individual applicants to put up a total of $260,409 as a security deposit – an outrageous . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Maude Barlow: Conservatives rejected again… next stop Federal Court!
The latest from McMaher: The Council of Canadians has launched legal challenges of May federal election results in seven ridings, on behalf of electors living in those ridings. The ridings are: Don Valley East (Lib Ratansi defeated by Con, 890 votes), Winnipeg South Centre (Lib Neville defeated by Con, 722 votes), Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar (Con Block won . . . → Read More: Impolitical: 7 Robocon lawsuits filed