Tag Archives: human rights

Ambassador for Religious Freedom Appointment Raises Criticisms

Approximately two years after making his promise to name Canada’s first Ambassador for Religious Freedom, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to the announcement Tuesday at a Toronto-area mosque and community centre. Harper has invited representatives of a diverse array…

Attorney general seeks to halt Mountie’s human rights hearing

CBC News Canada’s attorney general is trying to stop the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal from hearing a long-serving aboriginal B.C. Mountie’scomplaints of discrimination within the RCMP. Attorney General Rob Nicholson has applied to Federal Court for a judicial review of a…

First Guantanamo Trial Has Sealed Plea Agreement

The first trial of a Guantanamo detainee under President Obama has resulted in a sealed decision. As part of the plea deal, the military judge overseeing the case ordered that the sentence should be sealed until his release. President Obama…

Change the Constitution? Senator Suggests Modifying 14th Amendment

Senator John Kyl, a high-ranking Republican, has suggested that Congress should consider repealing the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to any person born in the United States. As part of a growing discussion regarding immigration reform, many Republican…

Supremacy of God and the Canadian Charter

  Did you know that the “supremacy of God” is Canada’s founding principle? Read the Canadian constitution, if you don’t believe me. This is the preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that…