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Apr 10th, 2013
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By Aaron Berhane When is the Vancouver-based mining company, Nevsun Resources Ltd., going to do business ethically? When will it admit to knowing about its gross human rights violations in Eritrea? The Eritrean Canadian Human Rights Group testified at an International Human Rights Commons Subcommitte...
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Feb 2nd, 2013
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By Allison Martell and Teresa Carson REUTERS Squamish Elder Eugene Harry blesses photos of women missing from Vancouver’s downtown eastside, prior to the start of a commission of inquiry into their disappearance, many of them victims of serial killer Robert Pickton, in Vancouver, British Columb...
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Jan 16th, 2013
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Farooque Chowdhury Hundreds of indigenous women and girls were murdered in Canada. To many, it’s a baffling fact. Recently, there were proposals in the UK parliament to expand the use of secret court hearings in civil cases. In Greece, migrants and asylum seekers are being hounded by police and right...
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Jun 22nd, 2012
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Toronto police have arrested a British Columbia man in connection with the brazen daylight shooting death of a man in Little Italy earlier this week. Det. Sgt. Terry Browne said in a news conference that Dean Wiwchar, 26, will appear in a Toronto courtroom Friday morning to face a charge of first-deg...
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Mar 19th, 2012
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Rafe MAIR To understand what I’m about to say, here is a map of the Northern Gateway pipeline proposed by Enbridge Pipelines, a large Canadian company. The province of British Columbia, where I have lived all my life is where much of the action is. Canada is a federal state where provincial and the f...
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Jan 15th, 2011
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One person was injured when an avalanche struck Saturday at the Fernie Alpine Resort in southeastern British Columbia. In a written statement, resort general manager Andy Cohen said the avalanche hit an area known as Currie Bowl, which is rated as expert terrain, at about 2 p.m. MT. Cohen said approx...
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Jan 7th, 2011
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Some 22,000 jobs were added in December, keeping the unemployment rate for the second consecutive month at 7.6 percent — the lowest level since January 2009, the national statistics institute said Friday. It was a slightly rosier outcome than analysts’ expectations of a 7.7 percent unempl...
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Nov 23rd, 2010
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Young women at a school in Bountiful An unusual legal test case is taking place in Canada aimed at clarifying whether polygamy is a crime. Does the country’s anti-polygamy law violate a constitutional guarantee of the freedom of religion? Over the next few months, a court will decide. Cradled i...
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Oct 28th, 2010
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Can you put a price on an indigenous community’s culture? Is a company’s bottom line worth more than a traditional way of life? Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government will soon weigh in on these human rights questions. The Canadian cabinet is currently reviewing the proposed Prosperity M...