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Canada

2017

09

Oct

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Canada will pay compensation to thousands of indigenous ‘stolen children’

Canada’s government says it will pay millions of dollars in compensation to indigenous children who were taken from their families decades ago and placed up for adoption. The government said Friday that an estimated 20,000 indigenous children who were taken by welfare authorities between the 1960s and 1980s and placed for adoption or in foster […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Voice of America

05

Oct

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Canada forgets to mention Jewish people at Holocaust memorial

A plaque has been removed from Canada’s Holocaust memorial because it neglected to mention Jewish people. PM Justin Trudeau opened the National Holocaust Monument last week in the capital Ottawa. The plaque commemorated the “millions of men, women and children murdered” but did not specifically mention Jewish people or anti-Semitism. About six million Jews were […]

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Country: Canada
Source: BBC

05

Oct

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National Council of Canadian Muslims: Decision not to charge Quebec mosque shooter with terrorism “deeply concerning”

THE decision by Crown prosecutors to not charge Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette with terrorism reinforces negative stereotypes and is deeply concerning to Muslim communities, says the National Council of Canadian Muslims. The Crown filed a direct indictment against Bissonnette, allowing prosecutors to bypass a preliminary hearing and proceed to trial. The indictment included several murder, attempted […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Voice Online

22

Sep

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Justin Trudeau: Canada humiliated indigenous people

On a stage where many world leaders spotlight their successes, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday about one of his nation’s historic failures: the injustices long faced by its native people. “For indigenous peoples in Canada, the experience was mostly one of humiliation, neglect and abuse” under successive governments […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Daily Sabah

14

Apr

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United Nations is responsible for suffering of Syrian people, Canadian FM says

Russia vetoed a UN resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation, triggering clashes between Moscow and the measure’s Western backers. Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland issued a statement Wednesday saying Canada “deplored” Russia’s veto. “This systematic obstruction […]

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Country: Canada
Source: CBC

2016

25

Oct

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Canada’s Quebec plans to ban veiled women from receiving government services

Quebec is moving ahead with a law to ban face-coverings in the public sector in a move criticized as marginalizing Muslim women and inflaming anti-immigrant tensions in the mainly French-speaking Canadian province. The proposed law prohibits anyone giving or receiving government services, such as a provincial government-issued health card, from wearing face-covering garments. Quebec says […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Reuters