As many as 83,000 people are expected to take to the streets of Canada today to protest Bill C-51, Stephen Harper’s proposed “secret police” legislation.
Chief Lloyd Oronhiakhète Phillips of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke last week informed Harper that Bill C-51 would be used “to brand legitimate protests by First Nations as acts of terrorism.”
President Barack Obama announced his executive plan to overhaul the the U.S. immigration system and uphold the human rights of undocumented immigrants.
The Conservative government’s omnibus budget Bill C-43 seeks to deny refugee claimants access to health care and social assistance, says the Council of Canadians.
Prominent constitutional lawyer suing two Conservative cabinet ministers and Gov. Gen. David Johnston over the draconian changes Harper has made to Canada’s Citizenship Act through Bill C-24.
Harper’s draconian changes to health care for refugees has denied care and threatened lives, argues Adrienne Silnicki, Health Care campaigner for the Council of Canadians.
POWER, an Ottawa-based sex worker advocacy group, says Harper’s anti-prostitution Bill C-36 “reproduces sex workers’ vulnerability to violence and victimization”.