The Trudeau government’s promise to repeal former prime minister Stephen Harper’s vicious anti-union laws is fulfilled as Parliament votes to adopt Bill C-4. The bill repeals Bill C-377 and Bill C-525, two of Harper’s most vicious laws.
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Randall Garrison’s Bill C-303 seeks to repeal the Harper-era “secret police” legislation, Bill C-51 or Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. Experts and rights groups say C-51 violates the Canadians Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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The Ontario Superior Court has ruled that the former Harper government violated postal workers’ Charter rights when it ordered postal workers back to work through Bill C-6 in 2011. The post Harper’s Bill C-6 Violated Canadian Postal Workers̵… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s Bill C-6 Violated Canadian Postal Workers’ Charter Rights, Court Rules
This week, the Trudeau government moved closer to fulfilling its promise to repeal Stephen Harper’s vicious anti-union bills C-377 and C-525. They introduced introduced Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Liberal government moves to repeal Harper’s anti-union bills C-377 and C-525
The Liberal government has announced what appears to be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first step towards repealing Harper’s Bill C-377, a draconian law that sought to weaken Canada’s labour movement. The government has waived reporting requirements… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau Government Blocks Harper’s Draconian Bill C-377
Game-changing supporters of the Conservative Party of Canada are warning Stephen Harper Bill C-51 could result in “a Liberal or NDP government”.
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More than 100 rights organizations and prominent individuals have signed a letter demanding the immediate and unconditional dismissal of Harper’s police state Bill C-51.
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Canada’s provincial and federal privacy commissioners are warning the Harper government against using the recent shootings in Ottawa and Quebec as a pretext to attack Canadians’ fundamental rights.
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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
“Frankly, this response is heartbreaking.” – Emily Symons
by: POWER | Press Release | June 4, 2014
(OTTAWA) – Today, members of POWER and other sex workers and allies across Canada expressed dismay and disappointment following the introduction of a Bill in the House of Commons that would criminalize the purchase of sex. The Minister . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Sex Workers Dismayed by Harper’s New Prostitution Law
by: MICHAEL GEIST | June 4, 2014
In recent years, it has become fashionable to argue that Canadians no longer care about their privacy. Supporters of this position note that millions of people voluntarily post personal information and photos about themselves on social media sites, are knowingly tracked by Internet advertising giants and do not . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Why Has the Canadian Gvt Given Up on Protecting Our Privacy?
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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by: Council of Canadians | Press Release
A new poll released today shows that a majority of Canadians oppose central features of the so-called “Fair” Elections Act, known as Bill C-23.
The provisions in the Unfair Elections Act that would eliminate the voucher system, prevent Elections Canada from publicly reporting on election fraud, and cancel . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Majority of Canadians Oppose Harper’s “Unfair Elections Act”: POLL
We, the undersigned, international scholars and political scientists, are concerned that Canada’s international reputation as one of the world’s guardians of democracy and human rights is threatened by passage of the proposed Fair Elections Act.
We believe that this Act would prove [to] be deeply damaging for electoral integrity within Canada, as well . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Open Letter, 19 Professors Denounce Harper’s Fair Elections Act
They must have consulted Rob Ford. 😉
“The War On Science: Muzzled Scientists and Willful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada”, a new book by Canadian author Chris Turner, presents “a passionate and meticulously researched argument” against the Conservatives unrelenting war on Canadian science.
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A Vancouver-based environmental group ForestEthics and activist Donna Sinclair are suing the Harper government over new rules that drastically limit Canadians’ participation in pipeline project hearings and decisions relating to the energy industry.
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A new study has found that environmental violations in Alberta’s tar sands operations are frequent, enforcement is rare, and there is a chronic failure to disclose important environmental incident information to the public.
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Marriage equality became law in England and Wales after Queen Elizabeth granted Royal Assent to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill last Wednesday.
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By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad
A new report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) condemns the Harper Conservatives for repeated violations of union and worker rights.
The annual report, titled Countries at Risk: 2013 Report on Violations of Trade Union Rights, was released in Geneva earlier this week. It suggests that labour conditions have . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: International report condemns Harper government’s attacks on workers, trade unions
The CBC is threatening to take the Harper Conservatives to court over their attempt to impose dictatorship-style control on the Crown corporation through budget Bill C-60.
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By: Andrew Stevens | First published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on May 3, 2013: Sweeping changes to Saskatchewan’s labour relations and employment standards legislation are on the verge of being passed. Bill 85, the Saskatchewan Employment Act, will dramatically transform the laws governing trade unions and industrial relations in the province. The . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Saskatchewan: A beachhead of labour law reform?