Rights

Conservative Mockery of the Charter of Rights: Let's Count the Ways

Irwin Cotler | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

This month marks the 32nd anniversary of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a landmark achievement in the promotion and protection of human rights, and which has served as a model for other countries drafting constitutions of their own. While Canadians have occasion and cause to celebrate this transformative constitutional document, silence is to be expected from Canada's Conservative government. The government's consistent refusal to fully acknowledge the Charter's importance is regrettable not only as a matter of symbolism, but as one of substance as well.

Canada's Great Immigration Flop

Tim Querengesser | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
Tim Querengesser

Assimilation of indigenous peoples in Canada been attempted spiritually (missionaries), culturally (the banning of ceremonies through the Indian Act), politically (the imposing of the band and council system), and economically (far too many examples to list). None have been successes. All, in the language of today, are a fail.