Public Safety Minister Vic Toews

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Border Security: Exploiting Immigrants for Canadian Reality TV

Questions were raised in the 1990s when home videos of homeless Americans baited to fight one another for a mere $50 were put on the market. I took solace in trusting Canada was so much better than that. We would never stoop that low. I was wrong. Our own federal government (approved by the Prime Minister's Office) put their stamp of approval on a "misery for reality TV" show. Lowly undocumented workers, desperate to leave their horrible homelands to start a new life in the 11th best country in the world, are now fodder for the cable television subscribers' amusement. It's a corporate venture to garner ratings and valuable advertising dollars under the cloak of "promotion of Canada's commitment to border security."
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Atleo Pushes Toews For <i>This</i>

It's crucial that the new minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development hit the ground running and get to work right away to tackle the urgent issues facing First Nations communities, says N...
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That's An Order, Toews

OTTAWA - In a highly unusual move, a federal judge has ordered Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to accept the transfer to Canada of a prisoner serving his sentence in a U.S. jail — saying the minister...
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Will it Take Another Attack for Canada to Take Terrorism Seriously?

The Canadian government has recently announced a plan to establish grants of $1 million to academic institutions to "study" terrorist threats to Canada. Twenty-seven years after the worst attack on Canadian interests -- the Air India bombing -- and more than a decade after 9/11, the best this government has been able to come up with is $10 million to fund academics to study what we already know?
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RCMP Called In Over Threats To Vic Toews

OTTAWA - The RCMP say they've not yet decided whether they will launch a full investigation into threats made against Public Safety Minister Vic Toews connected to the introduction of an online survei...

What is Your Kafka Plan Frequent Flyer Number?

People whose names show up on No-Fly or Selectee Lists have no recourse in Canada. Air Canada could not remove my name from Federal No-Fly or Selectee Lists. My problems have been complicated with this latest Interpol incident -- illustrating the disregard this current government has shown in protecting the privacy of Canadian citizens.
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Tories Roll Out Huge Crime Bill

OTTAWA - Sweeping changes to Canada's criminal-justice regime have been introduced in the House of Commons as part of an omnibus Conservative crime bill.The Harper government said during the spring el...
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Tories Introducing Major Crime Bill

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's majority Conservative government has begun a push to make good on a major election campaign pledge Tuesday, with the introduction — or in many cases, reintroduction — o...

Ottawa Adds To Foreign Fugitives List

The federal government is seeking the public's help again in its hunt for people wanted on immigration warrants, focusing on 32 foreign fugitives believed to be in the Toronto area. Public Safety Min...

The Hunt For Canada's War Criminals

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - The federal government released the names of 30 suspected war criminals Thursday, saying they should be "rounded up and kicked out of Canada" to protect the c...