Category Archives: civil rights

Canada urged to enact sanctions on Chinese officials for actions in Hong Kong

After Canada enacted sanctions against officials in Belarus for human rights violations they urged to follow the US in doing the same on Chinese officials for actions in Hong Kong. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-canada-urged-to-enact-sanctions-on-chinese-officials-for-actions-in/

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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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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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Alberta terminates election commissioner’s contract amid probe into UCP leadership race

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Rural Municipalities of Alberta conference, in Edmonton, Alta, on Nov. 15, 2019. JASON FRANSON/THE CANADIAN PRESS — Alberta UCP government terminates election commissioner’s contract amid probe into UCP leadership race https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/alberta/article-alberta-terminates-election-commissioners-contract-amid-probe-into/ Comments It … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy vs. Democracy

Examining the bureaucratic causes of public failure, economic repression, and voter alienation Philip K. Howard Center Working Paper No. 113 February 2019 This talks about the US and Wasington but the bureaucracies in Canada are similar or worse in many … Continue reading

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Province reviewing photo radar use, effect on road safety – Winnipeg Free Press

The probe will examine all aspects of photo enforcement, including whether it’s meeting the stated objective of reducing collision and injuries. (Boris Minkevich / Free Press files) By: Jessica Botelho-Urbanski Posted: 11/13/2019 6:46 PM https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/province-reviewing-photo-radar-use-effect-on-road-safety-564889052.html Archive The province is putting … Continue reading

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Canada votes 2019 results

Oct 22 2019 – Kevin Yaworski – Concerned Citizen Here is how Canada’s federal election would have looked based on one proposed proportional representation model. Does the current first past the post model look fair to you? The Liberal party … Continue reading

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Globe editorial: In Hong Kong, Carrie Lam just admitted what everyone knows: Beijing calls the shots – The Globe and Mail

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-in-hong-kong-carrie-lam-just-admitted-what-everyone-knows-beijing/

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Police in China are wearing high-tech sunglasses to match faces in the crowd to criminal suspects | National Post

AFP/Getty Images The Telegraph Neil Connor February 8, 2018 11:20 AM EST Filed under: News World https://nationalpost.com/news/world/police-in-china-are-wearing-high-tech-sunglasses-to-match-faces-in-the-crowd-to-criminal-suspects

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Editorial cartoon for July 2, 2019 – Winnipeg Free Press

Greg Perry – Winnipeg Free Press — I hope more of the public have learned to check news sources and writers to give appropriate weight to news and information as we approach elections in at least Canada and Manitoba. Here … Continue reading

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