UN peacekeepers were directly responsible for the 2010 cholera outbreak in in Haiti. Last week Sec-General Ban Ki-moon finally admitted “moral” responsibility, but offered only a “half apology” to Haitians. The post UN offers Haitians “half apology” for peacekeepers’ role in cholera outbreak appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
The Canadian Judicial Council will soon determine the fate of a judge who admonished a sex assault complainant with “sexist and disrespectful” remarks such as: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” The post Judge Robin Camp to rape complainant: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
In a move that underscores the need for the Canadian government to act on complaints of human rights abuses committed by Canadian corporations operating overseas, 119 indigenous women who were sexually assaulted by security guards employed by Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture mine in Porgera, Papua New Guinea, are appealing for the United Nations’ intervention. ...
The unaddressed issue of labour trafficking tarnishes Canada’s image as a compassionate and welcoming country. Temporary foreign worker programmes allow employers to violate migrant workers’ rights. The post Canada, a welcoming country? The unaddressed issue of labour trafficking appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Last week, Norwegian King Harald V gave one of the most powerful speeches ever heard in support of racial diversity, refugees, religious tolerance and LGBT rights. The post Norwegian King Harald’s amazing speech in support of diversity, religious tolerance [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Brigette DePape was right when she vowed that “despite the Harper government making it harder for us to vote, young people are going to be the game-changers nobody saw coming” during the 2015 federal election. Elections Canada’s 2015 National Youth Survey confirms it. The post Canadian Youth Overcame Harper’s Fair Elections Act, Owned 2015 Federal ...
Environmentalist David Suzuki proposes a few awesome actions that would help ensure that “all Canadians have access to clean, safe water for generations to come.” The post David Suzuki: World Water Day reminds us not to take clean water for granted appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Abortion right advocates in Prince Edward Island have advised the provincial government of their intention to file a legal challenge to the province’s “discriminatory and unlawful abortion policy.” The post Abortion Rights Advocates File Legal Challenge Against P.E.I appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
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 for unions under Bill C-377. The post Trudeau Government Blocks Harper’s Draconian Bill C-377 appeared first on The Canadian ...
Maude Barlow urges urgent action against the imminent global water crisis, which will hit the poor in developing country mega cities the hardest. According to the world’s leading water campaigner: “Dramatic action is needed to deal with the twin ecological and human water crises coming at us full speed.” The post Maude Barlow: “The planet ...
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.” The post Federal Court judge said sex assault complainant “allowed the sex to happen” appeared ...
The just released Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text confirms the “extension of the term of copyright to life of the author plus an additional 70 years.” For Internet law expert Prof Michael Geist, that’s a massive, costly “blow to access to Canadian heritage.” The post Michael Geist: TPP Text Confirms Massive Loss to Canadian Public Domain ...
Stephen Harper has penned an I’m-a-nice-guy letter to the same federal public servants he terrorized, dictatorship-style, during his nine years in power. The post Stephen Harper’s weird “thank you” letter to same public servants he terrorized appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Ontario has passed a law to counter Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs), lawsuits often used by deep-pocketed businesses to silence debate on public issues. The post Ontario defends freedom of expression, passes anti-SLAPP legislation appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Internet law expert Michael Geist explains how the Trans Pacific Partnership deal’s “several anti-privacy measures” would restrict the government’s ability to safeguards Canadian’s privacy rights, and sensitive personal information such as financial and health data. The post Michael Geist: How the TPP Puts Canadian Privacy at Risk appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives researcher, Paula Mallea, explains how Harper’s tough-on-crime agenda has become a tough-on-rights crusade. The post Harper’s tough-on-crime agenda causing more prison violence, rights abuses appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Canadian rights activists to challenge Bill C-51, Stephen Harper’s new anti-terror law, before the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva this week. The post Canadians take fight against Harper’s Bill C-51 to UN rights committee appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
The United Church of Canada wants “clear reassurance” that Prime minister Stephen Harper does not intend to criminalize Canadians critical of Israel. The post Harper must clarify ‘zero tolerance’ for Israel boycotters: Church appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
A new $750 million class action lawsuit alleges that Bell Canada tracked, collected and sold customers’ sensitive account and internet browsing information to advertisers. The post Bell Canada Slapped With $750 Million Class-Action Lawsuit appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
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. The post In Vancouver, Canada’s first annual Charter of Rights and Freedoms march appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
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. The post Rights groups demand unconditional dismissal of Bill C-51 appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Harper’s Bill C-51 remains “dangerous and undemocratic” and “deeply unconstitutional” despite the Conservatives’ proposed amendments, says MP Elizabeth May. The post Elizabeth May Rejects Harper’s Cosmetic Bill C-51 Amendments appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Testifying before the House of Commons public safety committee on Monday, OpenMedia’s Steve Anderson said Harper’s anti-terror Bill C-51 is dangerous, reckless and ineffective. The post “Bill C-51 is reckless and dangerous,” says OpenMedia’s Steve Anderson appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Bill Whatcott, a highly controversial anti-abortion and anti-gay crusader, flees Canada, seeks refuge in the Philippines. The post Anti-Abortion, Anti-Gay Crusader Bill Whatcott Flees Canada appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.