Canada has 'turned its back' on human rights

By Ethan Baron, The Province, April 3, 2011

Canada's standing as a worldwide defender of human rights has plummeted under the Stephen Harper government, a new report from Amnesty International charges. [...]

Meanwhile, a Simon Fraser University professor is slamming the report as the ill-informed ranting of "armchair" human-rights experts, while a Vancouver human-rights lawyer applauds Amnesty for raising a crucial issue during the federal election campaign. [...]

Amnesty's Getting Back on the 'Rights' Track report (pdf) released last week says the world has watched Canada undermine human rights. "In many troubling ways, Canada has turned its back on universal human-rights principles," it says. [...]


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