A petition spreading like wildfire online demands that U.S. President Donald Trump be barred from entering Canada because his policies and actions promote hate propaganda.
The recent Quebec City mosque shooting, labelled a “terrorist attack” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tarnishes Canada’s powerful international reputation for racial and religious tolerance.
So far, more than 100,000 people have joined social justice champion and longtime civil rights activist Van Jones’ #LoveArmy campaign against Donald Trump racially-loaded exclusionary policies targeting immigrants and other vulnerable groups.
“Access to contraception and the ability to control fertility empowers women,” says 82-year old abortion rights advocate, Judy Kahrl. Plus Mary Lyons, a Minnesota Ojibwe elder taking on fetal alcohol syndrome, and Zodwa Hilda Ndlovu, a grandma caring for AIDS orphans in South Africa.
The Canadian Judicial Council will soon determine the fate of a judge who admonished a sex assault complainant with “sexist and disrespectful” remarks such as: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”
In a move that underscores the need for the Canadian government to act on complaints of human rights abuses committed by Canadian corporations operating overseas, 119 indigenous women who were sexually assaulted by security guards employed by Barrick Gold’s Porgera Joint Venture mine in Porgera, Papua New Guinea, are appealing for the United Nations’ intervention.
Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the Unites States is a renewed call on radical feminist men to reject patriarchy, misogyny, sexism, white supremacy, and other men’s claim to control women’s reproductive power and sexuality.
A recent study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives confirms Victoria as the best city to be a woman in Canada in 2016. The capital of British Columbia also grabbed top spot in the CCPA’s 2015 study.