Category Archives: Human Rights

Khadr Settlement Follows in the Footsteps of British and Australian Governments

Canada will pay Omar Khadr over $10 million to settle his lawsuit against the government for breaching his Charter rights. Though the decision is controversial, it isn’t unprecedented in the Commonwealth world. Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen. At 15 … Continue reading

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Should Canada Suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement?

It has been six months since President Donald Trump signed the executive order known as the “travel ban.” President Trump also suspended the United States refugee program. These changes sparked a sharp increase in the number of refugee claimants and … Continue reading

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Bill C-16 Infringes on Freedom of Expression, As It Should

Human rights are a balancing act. Rights can intersect, overlap, and conflict in unexpected ways. It has always been this way, and it will continue to be a challenge as our values change and evolve over time. Protecting one person’s … Continue reading

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Genetic Discrimination Bill Divides Liberal Party

The Federal Liberal Party is torn over a bill that would ban genetic discrimination in Canada. The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, or Bill S-201, would protect Canadians from being fired or denied insurance coverage based on the results of a genetic … Continue reading

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