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Ujjal Dosanjh

Former Liberal minister and B.C. premier

Ujjal Dosanjh was the 33rd premier of British Columbia and a former provincial attorney general, as well as an MP and federal health minister. A lawyer by training, he has been a vocal opponent of violence and extremism.
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The CAF Ombudsman Must Be An Officer Of Parliament

The Ombudsman Gary Walbourne has submitted to the government the report, "A Case for a Permanent and Independent Ombudsman Office," arguing that since the office investigates and holds to account the DND headed by the minister of national defence, the Ombudsman should not be reporting to the minister whose department it investigates and reports on. In addition to the Ombudsman reporting to the Minister of National Defence, the defence officials control the purse strings of Ombudsman's office.
04/07/2017 12:10 EDT
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Trudeau Runs The Risk Of Leaving A Legacy Defined By Arrogance

One's mind goes back to arrogant Harper-era shenanigans such as the 'Fair' Elections Act. That was arrogance fuelled by the "we-know-better" attitude of the Harper regime, particularly in its later years. If one is not misreading its actions, there seems to be a similar degree of willful blindness in the moves of the Trudeau government.
04/03/2017 01:33 EDT
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Our Pursuit Of A More Perfect Canada Must Continue

An immigrant from India, I arrived in Canada in May 1968. Canada is my chosen home. It is not perfect. No country is. But it is more perfect than most. For me, Canada 150 is about making Canada, in the years ahead, an even more perfect confederation - a more just, egalitarian, prosperous and inclusive society.
01/25/2017 05:43 EST
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Silencing White Men Endangers True Equality In Canada

Canada continues to make important strides toward more equality. But there are storm clouds on the horizon that endanger the continuing pursuit of true equality. What started as a legitimate change to bring about equality and transformation of how we viewed, treated and spoke about each other has now ossified into a rarely breached wall of silence, a silence reinforced by the onset of the West's indifference to its own good, bad or ugly -- but distinct -- societies, their values and norms. Call it white man's burden or guilt, a guilt for the sins of the past now manifesting itself in the white man's fear.
01/04/2016 02:40 EST

Stopping Rape In India Starts With Ending Female Feticide, Dowry

Let us stop killing women by feticide. Let us stop expecting, asking for, or accepting dowry. Let us stop killing brides who have not brought "enough" dowry. Let us stop telling women what to wear and when. Let us stop restricting the woman's right to freely move about. The woman is and must be free to move about and dress as she wishes.
01/07/2013 01:36 EST