Category: Canada

Genetic Discrimination and Liberal Backbenchers’ Opposition

A recent vote in Canada's House of Commons criminalized the practise of genetic discrimination. http://bit.ly/1U9KavY

Last Wednesday, the House of Commons passed Liberal MP Rob Oliphant’s Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, also known as Bill S-201, thereby outlawing the practise of genetic discrimination in Canada. In other words, individuals may not be discriminated against due to genetic…

No Clean Water for First Nation Communities: Repeated Settler Colonialism Within the Canadian Liberal Government

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Canada holds one fifth of the planet’s fresh water. Moreover, according to the United Nations development program, over 99.8 percent of Canadians have access to clean drinking water and clean water for sanitation purposes. Yet in March 2016, Health Canada…

“Welcome to Canada”: Message of Hope or False Promise?

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Trump’s Executive Order on refugees and immigrants devastated many American nationals and has caused outcry within the international community. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s immediate reaction was to declare that Canada welcomes refugees on his Twitter account. However, his declaration may be…

Does Canada Have a New Border Issue?

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It appears that President Donald Trump’s new policies and strict attitude towards immigration has prompted more refugees to head for their northern neighbour. Quebec and Manitoba, in particular, have seen more people enter the country illegally through treacherous land routes…

Interview with Michael Chong: The Candidate for the Conservative Party Leadership On Kellie Leitch, Nationalism and the Normalization of Hate

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Originally published in French on Februrary 6, 2017: http://mironline.ca/entrevue-avec-michael-chong-le-candidat-pour-la-chefferie-du-parti-conservateur-nous-parle-de-kellie-leitch-le-nationalisme-et-la-normalisation-de-la-haine/ During a recent meet-and-greet in downtown Montréal, Mr. Chong agreed to speak with me on several pertinent questions pervading this campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). Chong…

The Shooting, Quebec, and Bill 62

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In light of the shooting in Quebec City on January 29th, the provincial government has revisited the problems of immigration and racism. The central discussion revolved around Bill 62, which calls to limit the wearing of religious symbols, and the debates…

What’s in Store for Canadian Trade?

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Donald Trump’s accession to presidency of the United States has given Canadians a plethora of reasons to be worried. His insistence on withdrawing from or renegotiating free trade agreements with Canada is perhaps the biggest worry. Canada’s exports to the U.S. account…