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Cabinet minister promises Canada's first national accessibility legislation will have teeth, could be retroactive

Currently in Canada, addressing accessibility issues is done reactively, when someone has to file a human rights complaint after experiencing inaccessibility.

Posted:
February 27, 2017

Tories' 'tough-on-crime' approach has broken Canada's justice system, say experts

In the name of enhanced public safety, "creating fear of others, even in our relatively safe society, became a central theme, even with year-after-year reductions in reported crime."

Posted:
March 11, 2016

Spouses of Canadians to get permanent residency immediately: McCallum

Currently, sponsored spouses of Canadians receive conditional permanent residency upon arrival in Canada and have to wait for two years to obtain permanent-resident status.

Posted:
February 29, 2016

Anti-terrorism bill 'more about politics than public safety,' says civil liberties lawyer

Sweeping new powers allow CSIS to use any undefined measure—other than the use of lethal force, perversion of justice, or "violating the sexual integrity" of an individual.

Posted:
February 04, 2015