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The Charter Strikes Back: A Step Forward for Refugee Rights in Canada

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By Stephanie J. Silverman Almost a year after the Federal Court of Canada struck down the ban on refugee claimants’ denial of health care, a new judicial review finds that a pernicious aspect of the Conservatives’ overhaul of refugee r… Read More

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Disaffection Prevails Among Afghans Today

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In April of 2014, when I visited Afghanistan to observe its third national election, the spring air in Kabul was filled with the anticipation, hope and determination of common men and women exercising their democratic rights to vote in the… Read More

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Iran After a Nuclear Deal: Where Will Canada Stand?

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Published in the Globe and Mail, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Iran and the P5+1 – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, or the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany – finally reached a deal o… Read More

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Shining a Light on Canada’s Deteriorating Human Rights Record

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By Leilani Farha Published in the Toronto Star, July 13, 2015 Last May I was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing. The goal of this position is to advance the rights of marginalized communities around the world who are home… Read More

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The Final Push: Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

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By Arne Ruckert, Ronald Labonté and Ashley Schram The Trans-Pacific Partnership is nearing the end game of negotiations, creating a market of 800 million people with a combined economic clout of US$28-trillion annually. After the U.S.… Read More

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Iran is Cutting its Losses with a Nuclear Deal

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By Thomas Juneau Published on War on the Rocks, July 7, 2015 This week will likely — and finally — witness the dénouement of the longstanding nuclear dispute between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Counc… Read More

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The Summer of Cyber Attacks

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Published in the Ottawa Sun, July 3, 2015 Two things can be said about Ottawa’s summer, so far. One is that it has been wet; the other is that it’s been raining cyber attacks on federal government websites. The most recent have be… Read More

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For Greece, Voting No to Euro Would Mean Five Years of Austerity Wasted

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Published in the Globe and Mail, July 3, 2015 On Sunday, Greeks will vote in a referendum on whether they want their country to stay inside the euro area and possibly the European Union. To avoid economic calamity and making the past five year… Read More

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Reaching New Levels of Human Insecurity

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Published by the CDA Institute, June 30, 2015 According to the Global Trends Report released by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 18 June 2015, the forcible displacement of people is at the highest level ever recorded. The re… Read More

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Who Speaks for Canada, Spies or Diplomats?

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By Daniel Livermore and Paul Heinbecker Published in the Globe and Mail, June 29, 2015 Bills C-51 and C-44 are now law. They are also trouble waiting to happen, because Canada’s political leadership has loosened the reins on CSIS abroad,… Read More

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