Emma Paling

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Ontario Is Re-examining the Law that Allows Doctors to Practice After Sexually Assaulting Their Patients

The regulations concerning Ontario doctors and sexual misconduct are vague and have allowed many doctors accused of wrongdoing to continue seeing patients. Finally, something might be done about that.
Emma Paling
1.14.15
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The UN Told Canada to Stop Detaining Migrants Indefinitely and Without Charge

A commissioner on the UN's Human Rights Working Group on Arbitrary Detention recently took Canada to task for jailing an immigrant for eight years without charge, and called on the country to set a maximum time limit for this type of detainment.
Emma Paling
8.25.14
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The Supreme Court Just Made it Harder to Undermine Rape Victims

The Supreme Court of Canada decided unanimously last week that people accused of sexual assault will not get automatic access to their victims' personal records, ending a practice that made coming forward about sexual violence even more difficult.
Emma Paling
7.17.14
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Stephen Harper’s Plan to Spend Billions of Dollars on Fighter Jets Is In Disarray

Four years after the government announced it would buy 65 F-35 fighter jets for $85 million a piece, they announced they would postpone the decision until the indefinite future. The move marks another hiccup in Harper's long-gestating procurement plan.
Emma Paling
7.8.14
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In Canada’s Healthcare System, Being Female Can Have Deadly Consequences

A new study suggests that Canada's medical wait times have doubled in the last 20 years, and are becoming increasingly gendered. Emma Paling looks at the relationship between gendered wait times and the female mortality rate.
Emma Paling
7.2.14
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Tuberculosis Is Still a Major Concern for Canada’s Inuit

Most Canadians think of tuberculosis as a disease of the past—something eradicated in the earlier half of the last century. But for Canada's Inuit population, the rate of incidence is currently almost 200 times greater, and it’s getting worse.
Emma Paling
6.19.14
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How the Canadian Government's Poor Record-Keeping Broke Up 4,000 Inuit Families

In the 50s, the Canadian government shipped thousands of Inuit people infected with tuberculosis from their homes in the Arctic to sanitariums in southern Canada without explaining their whereabouts to their families. We interviewed members of the...
Emma Paling
6.12.14
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Recent Immigrants to Canada In Abusive Relationships Must Choose Between Deportation or More Abuse

Thanks to a new conditional permanent residency that requires new immigrants sponsored by a spouse to live with that sponsor for two years or lose their permanent residency, the threat of deportation has become a helpful tool for men who beat, rape, or...
Emma Paling
6.2.14
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A New UN Report Urges An Inquiry Into the Cases of Over 1,200 Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

“We pride ourselves on our human rights agenda and if that’s not a violation of human rights when women are treated differently or victimized more often, I don’t know what is.”
Emma Paling
5.13.14
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Canada’s Domestic Violence Courts Didn’t Work in the 90s and They Don’t Work Today

Canada's domestic violence courts are supposed to be the antidote to the way provincial courts deal with domestic abuse cases—which often lack necessary counselling and rarely result in convictions—but evidence shows that they're being underfunded and...
Emma Paling
4.21.14
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Why Does Canada Care More About 'Honour Killings' Than Missing Aboriginal Women?

In February, Loretta Saunders, an aboriginal woman completing her thesis on missing and murdered aboriginal women, was murdered herself. Now many aboriginal rights groups, women's rights organizations, and countries around the world are calling on the...
Emma Paling
3.7.14