Archive - 2015

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Canadians Oust Stephen Harper, Right-Wing PM Who Ignored Climate Change & Shunned First Nations
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The Source of Our Power Has Always Been in our People – Not Voting in Federal Elections
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United Nations Human Rights Committee Critiques Canada’s Human Rights Violations of Indigenous Peoples
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Last Best Hope
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My Brief for the Human Rights Committee’s Concluding Observations of Canada: Clarifications Related to Canada’s Testimony
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CPAC TV’s Catherine Clark Profiles Pam Palmater

The Source of Our Power Has Always Been in our People – Not Voting in Federal Elections

Since Canada is now in full blown election mode, one issue that has been getting as much attention as the election itself is the question of whether or not First Nations should vote. Some advocates claim that if all “Aboriginal people” voted, they could influence as many as 50/338 ridings. Those against voting question those[…]

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United Nations Human Rights Committee Critiques Canada’s Human Rights Violations of Indigenous Peoples

Today, the United Nations Human Rights Committee released its Concluding Observations on Canada’s sixth report in relation to Canada’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (advanced unedited version). While it commended recent legislation adopted by individual provinces in relation to human rights, there was no overall commendation for Canada. In fact,[…]

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“First Nations are Canadians’ last best hope at saving the lands, waters, plants and animals for our future generations.”

― Dr. Pamela D. Palmater

My Brief for the Human Rights Committee’s Concluding Observations of Canada: Clarifications Related to Canada’s Testimony

Corporate Social Responsibility In the review, Canada stated that international treaties ratified by Canada are not binding law in Canada. Canada also stated that Canadian companies doing business abroad are expected to demonstrate Canadian values and follow applicable human rights laws. However, if the State does not consider ICCPR applicable law in Canada, then its corporate entities[…]

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