(CAIRO) An Egyptian court has sentenced Canadian Mohammed Fahmy and two other Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. Fahmy faced widely denounced [continue reading].
British Columbia, Canada: Yesterday I attended the political speech of Justin Trudeau at the Esquimalt constituent office of the Liberal candidate David Werner. It was a sunny day, a lot of people showed up to hear Mr. Trudeau speak, so many in fact, both sides of Esquimalt [continue reading].
CAIRO – Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy confirms that a verdict in his re-trial in Cairo has been postponed until Aug. 8. Fahmy, who faced widely denounced terror charges and had spent more than a year in prison before a successful appeal of an earlier conviction, says no [continue reading].
Accused of supporting outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Fahmy fears return to prison Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who is on bail in Cairo, fears he and two other journalists will be ordered back in jail when a court in Cairo hands down its verdict on Thursday.Fahmy, the former [continue reading].
One of Canada’s most famous expats is railing against the Harper government over a federal law that takes the right to vote away from citizens living abroad for more than five years. Donald Sutherland attacks the policy in an opinion piece published Tuesday in the Globe [continue reading].
A news website in British Columbia opted not to include Stephen Harper’s name in its report on the prime minister’s visit to wildfire-ravaged West Kelowna Thursday, and referred to him in the headline only as a “man in blue suit.” Infonews.ca reporter [continue reading].
UN Human Rights Committee criticizes Canada’s record on asylum-seekers, missing and murdered Aboriginal women, mining companies and anti-terrorism legislation. Opposition parties vow they’ll do a better job of prioritizing human rights obligations if they come to power [continue reading].
What is the UN human rights committee? The UN Human Rights Committee is composed of 18 human rights and legal experts from across the globe, including the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Japan and Canada. All signatories to the UN’s human rights covenant are required to submit to [continue reading].
Crying, beached orca freed to cheers after dramatic nine-hour rescue in northern B.C. When a young orca whale was stranded on some jagged rocks on B.C.’s North Coast cried out in pain, Janie Hermann felt sorrow run through her whole body. “It was so heartbreaking,” she [continue reading].
He fell 100 feet off this seaside cliff. Then was bitten by a venomous snake. As the tide rushed in. While his mother sat at home nearby, wondering why a rescue helicopter was flying overhead. The string of misfortune may make Brock Leach the unluckiest 14-year-old in [continue reading].