The Council of Canadians this week continued its support of the international human right to water by delivering convoy of water to Detroit city residents.
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New website launched on first anniversary of the death of Bella Laboucan-McLean, whose case remains unsolved and is listed as suspicious.
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In Vancouver, human rights groups and immigration advocates are fighting to make the city a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants.
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In a 7-0 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Ontario had the right to issue industrial loggers permits to operate on the Grassy Narrows First Nation’s traditional lands.
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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives examined the rise of temporary agency work in British Columbia, proposes reforms to better protect workers.
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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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First Nations groups say that the pipeline would disrupt their traditional seafood harvest and endanger their culture.
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In a historic ruling written by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the Supreme Court of Canada has granted land title to British Columbia’s Tsilhqot’in First Nation.
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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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The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Federation of Students announce a Charter challenge against Harper’s Fair Elections Act, which received Royal Assent and became law last week.
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by: Obert Madondo | June 18, 2014
Appearing on CTV’s Question Period on Sunday, Enbridge’s Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, D’arcy Levesque, gushed about Jim Prentice’s efforts to court First Nations’ support of the energy giant’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. He said the former federal Conservative cabinet minister “helped open up a dialogue with many of those First Nations”. And then he said the lobbyist, now running for premier of Alberta, had made “progress”. Meaning: First Nations were on board.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Chiefs, tells a different story. “In many ways, (Read more…)
by: by: MICHAEL GEIST | June 17, 2014
Having had the benefit of a few days to consider the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Spencer, the Senate last night proceeded to ignore the court and pass Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, unchanged. The bill extends the ability to disclose subscriber information without a warrant from law enforcement to any private sector organizations by including a provision that allows organizations to disclose personal information without consent (and without a court order) to any organization that is investigating a contractual breach or possible violation of any (Read more…)
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 cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (aka health care for refugees).
This June 16th, the Council of Canadians will once again join health care professionals, lawyers, students,labour brothers and sisters, and civil society to yell “shame!” at a government that feels no shame in (Read more…)
“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 of Justice tabled the Bill in response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s historic decision in Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, in which Canada’s highest court struck down key Criminal Code provisions relating to prostitution on the grounds that they put sex workers (Read more…)
Today, June 5, probably within the span of less than an hour, I read an article in the Globe and Mail titled Tiananmen Now (the online version is headlined Brave few return to Tiananmen Square to remember dark day in China’s History) and another principally unrelated article on the Ottawa Citizen’s web site headlined Government … Continue Reading
by: Obert Madondo | May 20, 2014
To quote Amnesty International Canada’s Alex Neve: Canadian mining companies lead the mining world; but none aspire to lead the world in mining-related human rights abuses.
That’s serious human rights abuses committed by Canadian mining companies particularly in the developing world.
The Harper government had both the opportunity and obligation to highlight the serious mining-related human rights abuses happening in Colombia in its third annual Human Rights Impact Report for the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. The report is mandatory under the Canada-Colombia free trade deal, signed by the Conservatives and Colombian government (Read more…)
by: Obert Madondo | May 16, 2014
The Harper Conservatives used their majority in the House of Commons to bulldoze their dictatorship-style “Fair Elections Act” earlier this week. The bill is now back in the Conservative-dominated Senate where it’s certain to pass.
Canadians and their democracy-loving allies aren’t giving up the fight. Through an online petition hosted on AVAAZ, they’re asking the Senate to protect Canadian democracy from Stephen Harper’s plan to steal the 2015 federal election through the Orwellian piece of legislation, also know as Bill C-23.
The petitioners insists that “there are still awful provisions in there that will disenfranchise (Read more…)
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 removal from Canada, in a process that is arbitrary, draconian and absurd.
“Unfortunately, our concerns about the change in the law regarding cessation have proven to be well-founded,” said Loly Rico, CCR President. “We are seeing a dramatic increase in cessation applications, including against long-term permanent (Read more…)
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.
The CBA welcomes the clarification of residency requirements and provision of citizenship retroactively to more “lost Canadians,” but raises concerns about other aspects of the Bill, including substantial increases to the government’s powers to revoke citizenship and requirements for applicants to demonstrate an intention to reside in Canada.
“The changes we are proposing would lead to a (Read more…)
How do you save democracy from itself? You appoint a Senate.
In 1990 the democratically elected House of Commons passed Bill C-43 which would have criminalized all abortions. That bill was defeated by the appointed Senate. To this day abortions remain legal solely because of the Senate’s actions. In 2013 the democratically elected House of Commons passed Bill C-377 which would have weakened labour unions. That bill was stopped by the appointed Senate. Today the democratically elected House of Commons is preparing to pass Bill C-23 The Fair Elections Act which seeks to undermine democracy. The appointed Senate is (Read more…)
by Kristin Moe | First published by YES! Magazine on March 5, 2014
In 1885, a revolutionary leader wrote, “My people will sleep for one hundred years” and then wake up. In the “genocidal” wilderness of Canada’s tar sands, that renaissance has begun.
The debate over the tar sands has heated up once again in the United States, with nearly 400 students arrested in a protest at the White House last weekend. The arrestees were demanding that the Keystone XL pipeline be stopped.
But First Nations groups in the heart of Alberta, the Canadian province where the tar sands are (Read more…)