Category Archives: Human Rights and Freedoms

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law: top aide

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law: top aide https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-hong-kong-media-tycoon-jimmy-lai-arrested-under-national-security-law/

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Facebook raises settlement to $650-million in facial recognition lawsuit

July 31 2020 Facebook raises settlement to $650-million in facial recognition lawsuit https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/international-business/us-business/article-facebook-raises-settlement-to-650-million-in-facial-recognition/

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Federal Court rules Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement unconstitutional | Globalnews.ca

The US no longer considered a safe third country due to imprisonment when asylum seekers returned to the US including children. https://globalnews.ca/news/7205230/federal-court-rules-canada-u-s-safe-third-country-agreement-unconstitutional/

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Canada slips to 55th place in global freedom-of-information law rankings

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/09/30/news/canada-slips-55th-place-global-freedom-information-law-rankings Partial and draft transcript This lumps us with Countries like Russia, … and … Mexico, Srilanka and … much better than Canada after new laws passes to improve access. In 2013 Canada ranked 56 out of 95 countries for … Continue reading

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Court challenge launched over Ontario disclosure of COVID-19 testing with police

Court challenge launched over Ontario disclosure of COVID-19 testing with police https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-court-challenge-launched-over-ontario-disclosure-of-covid-19-testing/ Safety of first responders is important and so is preventing misuse of private health information. Hopefully they can find the right balance and have independent and effective oversight … Continue reading

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Clearview AI to end facial-recognition services in Canada, privacy commissioner says

July 9 2020 Clearview AI to end facial-recognition services in Canada, privacy commissioner says https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-clearview-ai-to-end-facial-recognition-services-in-canada-privacy/ Related Facial recognition firm Clearview AI probed by U.K., Australia for privacy issues https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/international-business/european-business/article-facial-recognition-firm-clearview-ai-probed-by-uk-australia-for/

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Police seizure of Chinese scholar and critic raises new fear of academic repression in Hong Kong

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-police-seizure-of-chinese-scholar-and-critic-raises-new-fear-of/ Can the international community do anything more than condemn this? They can start by reducing their dependency on imports from and exports to China. Build new and better trading relationships with countries that follow and support international law and … Continue reading

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New Hong Kong security law allows Beijing to go after critics well beyond China’s borders

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-new-hong-kong-security-law-allows-beijing-to-go-after-critics-well/ Related Canada halts extraditions, military exports with Hong Kong over China’s national security law https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-canada-takes-action-over-chinas-national-security-law-for-hong-kong/

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Crazy Town – The Rob Ford Story

Robyn Doolittle Author Erin Bennett Narrator AUDIOBOOK I found this deep dive into the late Mayor Rob Ford and the Ford families life interesting. It was written by Globe and Mail investigative reporter Robyn Doolittle. Aside from a closer look … Continue reading

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The coronavirus pandemic is the breakthrough Xi Jinping has been waiting for

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits an industrial park, which produces high-end auto parts and molds, in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang Pr Opinion https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-the-breakthrough-xi-jinping-has-been-waiting-for-and-hes-making-his-move/ … What’s new is that the Chinese state is committing vast resources to a hybrid strategy of … Continue reading

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