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How do we stop the attacks on dissent and democracy in Canada?
Dear Voices-Voix supporters,
How do we stop the attacks on civil society and dissent in Canada? That's what Voices-Voix and members of Canadian and international non-profits and civil rights groups examined at a conference we organized at McGill along with the Canadian Council for International Co-operation. You can now read the in-depth report, Dissent, Democracy and the Law, including a section with ideas for solutions and actions, on our website here.
Case study #102: Universal Child Care Program
Are you wondering about the recently resurrected debate on implementing a national subsidized childcare program? Make sure to read our latest case study on the issue, published today. In it, we examine the failings of the Conservative government's Universal Child Care Benefit in improving the accessibility and quality of childcare in Canada, and how a Canada-wide, subsidized childcare program could help improve gender equality and reduce poverty.
Read the full report here.
Spreading the word
Voices-Voix is excited to have been included in two recent, important reports: 2014: The Year in Association and Assembly Rights, by Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, and Amnesty International's Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015. Both are important, in-depth reports on the state of human rights and civil liberties in Canada and around the world.
Thank you again for joining us in this important fight!
The team at Voices-Voix