Wise Law Blog: LSUC Targets Racism in the Legal Profession

BY LARA FRIEDMAN AND RACHEL SPENCE  “Effective responses to racial discrimination and racial profiling start with acknowledging that racism exists.” 18 — Ontario Human Rights Commission.” The Law Society of Upper Canada recently published a report, “Working Together for Change: Strategies to Address Issues of Systemic Racism in the Legal Professions,”  The strategic framework [proposed ...

The Canadian Progressive: Truth and reconciliation: First Nations kids won, now it’s time for a better relationship with Indigenous peoples

Kids won when the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Canada racially discriminates against First Nations children. Andrea Auger discusses the tribunal’s findings on racial discrimination in Canada’s Indigenous child welfare programs. The post Truth and reconciliation: First Nations kids won, now it’s time for a better relationship with Indigenous peoples appeared first on The ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada racially discriminates against First Nations children, tribunal rules

In a landmark decision issued Tuesday, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Canada racially discriminates against First Nations children. “This is a great day for First Nations children and all Canadians who believe in justice and fairness,” says Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. The post Canada ...

The Canadian Progressive: Federal Budget 2013 fails Canadians, says Council of Canadians

By:  Council of Canadians | Press Release:  In response to the federal budget, representatives of the Council of Canadians made the following comments: “This budget fails Canadians. It continues a privatization agenda for water, a trade agenda that doesn’t equate to job growth, a health care agenda that will cut billions […] The post Federal Budget ...

The Canadian Progressive: Solidarity spring: A Call to action from Idle No More & Defenders of the Land

 By: Idle No More | Press Release: Idle No More has sparked an awakening of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples internationally in support for democracy, human rights and environmental protections. In three short months, the movement has succeeded in raising global consciousness through education, cultural resurgence, and democratic political activism. We have […] The post Solidarity spring: ...

The Canadian Progressive: Chief Spence takes fight against Harper government’s Bill C-45 to UN

Chief Theresa Spence, Mushkegowuk People of Attawapiskat First Nation and the International Indian Treaty Council file urgent “Action Request” with U.N. human rights body By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 25, 2013: Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence hasn’t given up her fight against Prime Minister  Stephen Harper‘s draconian omnibus Bills C-45 and C-38. On Jan. 24, she ended ...