Demonstrators nip at gates of Conservative leader’s gathering, one arrested. MONTREAL—Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched his quest for re-election Sunday night inside a Montreal hall by boasting how the values of his Conservative Party mesh with those of Quebecers. But [continue reading].
It turns out the emperor has no clothes after all. Although Conservatives like to drone on like robots about how Stephen Harper is a “steady hand on the wheel” of the economy, that myth is increasingly hard to square with reality. Not only does a recent poll suggest [continue reading].
Finance Minister Charles Sousa, right, delivers the tabling of the budget next to Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Photograph by: Nathan Denette , Ottawa Citizen Ontarians should seek to turf the federal Conservatives [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].
The federal government’s refugee policy is discriminatory and violates the Charter rights of refugee applicants from certain countries, a federal court ruled Thursday. Denying certain refugee applicants the right to appeal based on their country of origin violates Charter [continue reading].
OTTAWA – New powers for Canada’s spy agency are unconstitutional and represent an extraordinary reversal of the traditional role of the judiciary, two national groups say in a newly filed legal challenge of the Conservative government’s omnibus security bill. [continue reading].