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Canada

2018

11

Dec

Black people 20 times more likely to be shot by Toronto police

A black person is 20 times more likely to be shot dead by police than a white person in Canada’s largest city, according to a new damning report from Ontario province’s human rights watchdog. The Ontario Human Rights Commission studied seven years of data related to interactions between police and black residents in Toronto for […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Aljazeera

03

Dec

CBC news broadcast praises PKK terrorist women

The Canadian state-owned channel CBC has broadcast news praising the PKK’s terrorist women, although the latter is on the Canadian list of terrorist organizations. A photographer residing in Montreal traveled to Qandil, Iraq, and took photographs of women terrorists in the camps, and the channel broadcast these photographs. According to the news, the photographer spent several […]

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Country: Canada
Source: AA , TRT

08

Nov

Trudeau apologizes for Canada’s 1939 refusal of Jewish refugee ship

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized on Wednesday for the country’s 1939 refusal to take in a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees, adding that the country would do more to protect Canadian Jews from violence. The St. Louis left Hamburg in May 1939 in a desperate search for a safe haven from […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Reuters

08

Aug

Chronically ill man releases audio of hospital staff offering assisted death

In March CTV News reported that Roger Foley, who lives with cerebellar ataxia, a degenerative neurological condition, has launched a lawsuit naming the London Health Sciences Centre and the Southwest Regional LHIN, stating that they are offering him assisted death (MAiD) but they are not willing to provide him with an assisted life. TV News has reported that […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Life News , AA

08

Aug

Canadian paramedics charged in death of Good Samaritan

Two paramedics are facing charges for allegedly refusing to believe a Good Samaritan was injured as he lay dying on the street, the BBC reports. Steven Snively, 53, and Christopher Marchant, 29, arrived on the scene in Hamilton—a town about 40 miles southwest of Toronto, Canada—after local resident Yosif Al-Hasnawi was shot while intervening in an attack […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Newser

30

Jul

Canada using DNA testing, ancestry websites to investigate migrants

Immigration officials are using DNA testing and ancestry websites to try to establish the nationality of migrants, the Canada Border Services Agency said on Friday. CBSA spokesperson Jayden Robertson said the agency uses DNA testing to determine identity of “longer-term detainees” when other techniques have been exhausted. “DNA testing assists the CBSA in determining identity […]

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Country: Canada
Source: CBC News

2017

19

Oct

Quebec lawmakers pass controversial law obliging citizens to uncover their faces

A controversial Quebec religious neutrality bill that obliges citizens to uncover their faces while giving and receiving state services became law Wednesday. Members of the national assembly voted 66-51 in favour of the legislation, known as Bill 62. Tabled by Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee in 2015, it is the governing Liberals’ response to the Bouchard-Taylor […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Employment Law Today

09

Oct

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

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

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