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Chris Selley: As Trump's refugees stream into Canada, will our immigration policies hold up?

There are some 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, with an all-but-totally undefended border to the north of them. A tiny fraction of them could overwhelm a system that was only...

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http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/chris-selley-as-trumps-refugees-stream-into-canada-will-our-immigration-policies-hold-up

*Updated* Fact Sheet - UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

We're hearing a lot about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples these days. This fact sheet makes the Declaration easy to understand.

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http://quakerservice.ca/news/updated-factsheet-un-declaration-rights-indigenous-peoples/

J'endosse toujours Bouchard-Taylor - La Presse+

Mon collègue Charles Taylor vient d’annoncer qu’il n’endossait plus la proposition de notre Rapport concernant le port des signes religieux chez les agents de l’État exerçant un pouvoir de coercition. J’aimerais dire d’abord que je respec

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http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/985559f5-a706-4cc9-960f-7577a1196e5f%7C_0.html

Canadians at Odds With Their Government on Israel

As the future of Israeli Jews and Palestinians spirals down into an inevitable and inexorable apartheid struggle, Canadians are being denied what is their fundamental right in a democracy. That is …

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http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/17/canadians-at-odds-with-their-government-on-israel/

Unfounded sexual assault cases: A human-rights issue

Addressing systemic police discrimination is hard work, and affects not only sexual violence victims but indigenous Canadians, minority communities and those with mental-health disabilities

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/unfounded-sexual-assault-cases-a-human-rights-issue/article34047721/

71 Indigenous communities have long-term drinking water warnings

New numbers show that 71 First Nations communities have not been able to drink their water for more than a year despite 18 such water advisories having been lifted since November 2015.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/first-nations-drinking-water-advisories-1.3982999

The truth for Trudeau: We’ve been ripping off Africa for decades

On the one hand, our government sends them paltry amounts of foreign aid. On the other, to take only one example, Canadian investment in African mining ventures, many of them deeply destructive to locals, are often actively promoted by Canadian politicians

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/the-truth-for-trudeau-weve-been-ripping-off-africa-for-decades/article34025656/

Government must do more to address First Nations' water woes

The David Suzuki Foundation and Council of Canadians have published a report card rating government progress on its commitment to ending drinking water advisories in nine First Nations in Ontario.

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http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2017/02/government-must-do-more-to-address-first-nations-water-woes

LGBT refugees from Iran are asking why it's become harder for them to come to Canada

This week, a U.S. appeals court upheld the temporary suspension of President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven majority-Muslim countries. But LGBT refugees from Iran are more concerned about Canada. As the Trudeau government prioritized Syrian refugees, L

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http://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/episode-324-lgbt-iranian-refugees-porn-o-nomics-microdosing-lsd-hans-rosling-and-more-1.3972896/lgbt-refugees-from-iran-are-asking-why-it-s-become-harder-for-them-to-come-to-canada-1.3972907

Trudeau backs C-23, armed US border guards in Canada | The Council of Canadians

Pacific Central Station Vancouver The Trudeau government is moving forward with C-23, a controversial pre-clearance border security bill. CBC reports, "U.S. border guards would get new powers to question, search and even detain Canadian citizens on Canadia

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http://canadians.org/blog/trudeau-backs-c-23-armed-us-border-guards-canada

After Guantanamo

In 2002, a 15-year-old boy was caught by American forces in Afghanistan after a firefight, and imprisoned in Guantanamo for the next 13 years. The boy was Omar Khadr, and his then little-known lawyer was Dennis Edney from Edmonton. From the Stratford Festi

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http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/after-guantanamo-1.3961508

Liberal Muslims face an uphill battle

From death threats to misguided media reports, there’s a long list of difficult challenges facing progressive activists of Muslim background in the west.

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https://nowtoronto.com/news/think-free-blog/liberal-muslims-face-an-uphill-battle/

Brown and Horwath demand immediate end to winter hydro disconnections

The leaders of Ontario’s Opposition parties are calling on the provincial government to impose an immediate ban on winter electrical disconnections in Ontario.

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http://globalnews.ca/news/3241669/brown-and-horwath-demand-immediate-end-to-winter-disconnections/

Scientist Confirms: An Unborn Baby is a Human Being From the Moment of Conception

Can we finally give the myth that an unborn baby is “just a clump of cells” a decent burial? Yesterday Eric Metaxas told you about a manipulative article

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http://www.lifenews.com/2017/02/09/scientist-confirms-an-unborn-baby-is-a-human-being-from-the-moment-of-conception/

Ontario Energy Minister says relief from winter disconnections won’t come this year

Ontario Energy Minister says hydro customers will need to wait another year before relief from winter disconnections kicks in. Opposition parties say this isn't good enough.

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http://globalnews.ca/news/3237490/ontario-energy-minister-says-relief-from-winter-disconnections-wont-come-this-year/

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