Civil Rights/Liberties

“Mulcair failed to capture crucial last debate: Hébert” (The Toronto Star)

Chantal Hébert (The Toronto Star) Once the ace in the NDP’s election deck, Quebec will probably—as of now—remain a wild card until the Oct. 19 vote. With the NDP bleeding support in Quebec, Thomas Mulcair needed…

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“Refugee Mailouts From Tories Surface Online Amid Crisis In Syria” (The Huffington Post Canada)

Ryan Maloney (The Huffington Post Canada): The tragic image of a Syrian boy lying dead on a Turkish beach spurred difficult questions this week about whether or not Canada is doing enough for refugees in…




“RCMP charge Syrian officer accused of torturing Maher Arar” (CBC News)

Editor’s Note: While this news may not seem overtly “political,” it is an important first in Canada. Torture a Canadian, says the RCMP, and consequences must follow. CBC News: RCMP have laid a charge in absentia against a Syrian…


“Harper feeling the wrath of Streisand Effect as efforts to silence artist make ‘Harperman’ song go viral” (ThinkPol.ca)

ThinkPol.ca: Efforts by the Harper government to silence a protest song about ousting Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has caused the song to go viral, according to Youtube viewer statistics.” “Between the June 22, 2015, when…



“Majority of Canadians support decriminalizing marijuana: poll” (Global News)

Majority of Canadians support decriminalizing marijuana Majority of Canadians support decriminalizing marijuana Full article here See also: “Justin Trudeau: Liberal government would look at overturning convictions for marijuana crimes” (The Georgia Straight)