Ghomeshi's verdict highlights what's wrong with justice system: Experts

The ruling acquitting Jian Ghomeshi on several counts of sexual assault illuminates the flaws in a legal system that rarely dispenses justice to victims: lawyers and women's groups.

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March 29, 2016

Reviving, remaking the court challenges program

Before the Harper government's cuts in 2006, the program served as an important safeguard against unequal and unfair treatment of vulnerable individuals and communities.

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January 11, 2016

Humanitarian, compassionate decisions in immigration cases no longer shielded from review

Visa officers' humanitarian and compassionate decisions are no longer shielded from review, thanks to a Federal Court of Appeal decision on a Winnipeg case.

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August 11, 2014

Inmates says justice denied after parole review ruling

Some Manitoba inmates are taking on federal justice officials in court, claiming the inmates' rights are being violated by being denied accelerated parole hearings they're entitled to.

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April 21, 2014

Government went too far in surveillance of First Nations advocate: report

Two government departments went too far in their monitoring of a First Nations children's advocate and her personal Facebook page, federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has found.

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May 31, 2013

Fate of transgender rights bill will rest on support of Conservatives

Stephen Harper's Conservatives have declared themselves strong advocates for gay rights worldwide, but the prime minister's caucus is divided over a bill that would recognize some of those rights at home.

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November 28, 2012

Province steps up for refugees

Manitoba will pay for the medical benefits for refugees that Ottawa cut, then send the bill to the federal government.

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September 13, 2012

Eavesdropping at airports on hold: Toews

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is halting a plan to eavesdrop on passenger conversations at airports and border crossings until the federal privacy commissioner has a chance to review it.

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June 20, 2012

Appeal mechanism needed for biometric visa plan due to imperfect system: report

Saying no biometrics system is perfect, an internal report urges the federal government to create an avenue of appeal for visa applicants who are rejected because of a false fingerprint match.

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June 05, 2012

New super visa is 'super disappointing'

For many Canadians waiting to bring parents overseas for a visit, a government promise to speed up the process with a new "super visa" is a "super disappointment," critics say.

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December 21, 2011

Many First Nations men are damaged by their experiences behind bars, hearing told

At a House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women hearing in Winnipeg, some aboriginal women said handing out stiffer sentences to men convicted of family violence charges only escalates the cycle of abuse.

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January 19, 2011

Provinces need to pull children out of poverty

Authors of an opinion piece in the Winnipeg Free Press wonder why is there no mention on the agenda of the premiers' meeting of how to pull the families that suffered the most damage from the recession along in the plan for sustained growth.

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August 04, 2010