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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.
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."
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.
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.