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Un recours judiciaires pour la protection des langues officielles minoritaires CBC/Radio-Canada

Au printemps 2009, la Société Radio-Canada a annulé la production de trois émissions régionales de la Première Chaîne à une station de radio à Windsor en Ontario. Le commissaire aux langues officielles du Canada, M. Graham Fraser a déposé un recours judiciaire contre la Société d’État à la Cour fédérale à la suite de  876 [...]

Op Ed: Proposed TTC strike ban erodes workers' rights

Now that he’s in office, Toronto mayor Rob Ford is taking vigorous steps to fulfill his campaign promises – now in the case of banning TTC strikes.

At his business council meeting on December 16, Ford succeeded in persuading Toronto city councillors on a 28-17 vote to ask the province to declare the TTC an essential [...]

Op Ed: Balancing Security With Religious Freedom: Sikh Men Denied Entry to National Assembly

On January 18th of this year, Quebec’s National Assembly refused entry to four Sikh men, ironically coming to appear at a conference on reasonable accommodations, when they refused to remove their Kirpans (A Kirpan is a religious object shaped as a knife). Keeping the Kirpan is to many devout Sikhs a religious obligation in the [...]

Toronto Police Investigate Alleged Church St. Hate Crime

Police have labeled a late night assault Saturday January 22 on Church Street in the Gay Village a hate crime, and residents fear the neighbourhood is no longer safe.

Ryan Lester, 30, was assaulted early Saturday morning at Mehran Restaurant on Church Street.  His brother Ben, 24, also suffered injuries.

Toronto Police Detective Chu Chang left the [...]

Alberta government accountability remains in 20th century

Today Alberta Conservative MLAs voted against a motion by the NDP to provide online records of gifts accepted by MLAs such as “west coast fishing trips, concert tickets, and rounds of golf.” Under the Conflicts of Interest Act, an MLA must apply for approval to the Ethics Commissioner for approval of a gift over $400. [...]