Foreign Policy

Peter Tinsley

Peter Tinsley

In 2007, allegations surfaced of Canadian forces transferring Afghan detainees to local authorities despite the risk of torture, events that became known as the Afghan detainee

Amir Attaran

Amir Attaran

Amir Attaran was targeted with intrusive information requests, apparently for having publicized information about Canada’s complicity in war crimes, not

Errol Mendes

Errol Mendes

After publicly criticizing the Conservative government for the treatment of Afghan detainees and for the prorogation of Canada’s Parliament on two occasions, Mendes, along with colleague Amir Attaran

Steven Schnoor

Steven Schnoor

Steven Schnoor, a communications professor in Montreal, made a film that showed dirty deeds of mining companies in Guatemala against local indigenous people. He was slandered by a Canadian Ambassador and won damages from the government for behaviour the judge deemed reckless, spiteful and oppressive.

George Galloway

George Galloway

Galloway participated in two successful speaking tours in Canada in 2005 and 2006 without incident. In 2009 Galloway was invited to Canada by a coalition of Canadian NGOs and anti-war organizations for a third speaking tour in March and April. 

Rights & Democracy

Rights & Democracy

Rights & Democracy was a respected government organization. Its reputation and effectiveness were undermined by political appointments and bullying designed to prevent support for three small projects that helped Palestinians. The projects represented less than 1% of the organization's budget.

Kairos

Kairos

KAIROS was abruptly denied funding by CIDA in November 2009. Bev Oda, the Conservative Minister for International Cooperation, was accused of tampering with the wording on a funding document and then lying about it to Parliament. Speaking at the Global Forum for Comabting Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney defended the defunding by accusing KAIROS of anti-Semitism and of taking a leadership role in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against so-called Israeli apartheid. KAIROS says both accusations are false.

Alternatives

Alternatives

Alternatives has been the target of two of the tactics employed by the federal government in recent years against progressive civil society organizations: firstly, defunding and, secondly, costly and time-consuming audits by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with the potential result of losing charitable status.

Canadian Arab Federation

Canadian Arab Federation

The CAF made public statements criticizing the State of Israel, the Canadian government and certain public figures, and advocating for Palestinian human rights.

Rémy Beauregard

Rémy Beauregard

Rémy Beauregard died on January 8, 2010, at age 66, from a heart attack. His death came after months of conflict at Rights & Democracy with Tory-appointed board members who were ideologically opposed to the organization's grants, and accused Beauregard of improper management and of associating with "terrorist" organizations.

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