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Why Trudeau Should Stop the Deportation of Abdoul Kadir Abdi

Abdi’s story is a Canadian one, shaped by compounding government failures.
Melayna Williams
1.12.18
Drugs

Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say

It's an impediment to medical research on ayahuasca's potential to treat mental health disorders.
Victoria Chan
11.23.17
immigration

If Trump Does Deport ‘Dreamers,’ a Move to Canada Won’t Be Easy for Them

While a Canadian senator proposes this country should take in 30,000 Dreamers, the reality is a lot murkier.
Tamara Khandaker
9.7.17
VICE News

Homeowners Can't Expect the Federal Government to Cover Disaster Relief Forever

Who will pay for the floods?
Hilary Beaumont
5.9.17
crime

The Canadian Government Is Funding Rehab for Pedophiles

The program offers support groups for convicted sex offenders.
Manisha Krishnan
5.5.17
Canada

Canada’s Aboriginal Minister Shrugs Off Responsibility for Youth Suicides on Reserves, Says It’s Parents’ Problem

Bernard Valcourt has talked himself into political controversy once again.
Sierra Bein
5.15.15
News

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
News

Conservatives Won’t Listen to Their Own Privacy Expert on Surveillance Bill

The Harper government's new choice for Privacy Commissioner has privacy advocates concerned for a number of reasons, chief among them the government actually ignoring its own selection committee's recommendation and the new commish's inexperience with...
Christopher Malmo
6.4.14
News

Afghans Who Helped Canadian Forces Are Being Left Behind

In October of 2009, the Canadian government created the Immigration Special Measures Program, so Afghans who collaborated with Canadian Forces during Canada's military stint would receive special consideration if they wished to relocate to Canada...
Martin Forgues
3.27.14
News

The Government Has Been Forced to Hand Over Documents About Abuse of Native Children at St. Anne’s Residential School

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled the federal government must release thousands of police documents concerning the case of six students who were "disciplined" in an electric chair at St. Anne's residential school.
Dave Dean
1.20.14
News

The Canadian Government is Using Temporary Foreign Workers to Keep Wages Low

In 2012, the Conservative government introduced legislation that allowed employers to pay foreign workers 15% less than their Canadian counterparts, paving the way for their full-scale exploitation.
Alan Jones
1.9.14
News

Canada's First Nations Reserves Have a Faulty System of Government

The current governing structure on First Nations reserves in Canada has done a very good job in keeping the Indigenous population of this country internalized and dependent.
Nigel Irwin
7.30.13
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