Critics want to see Harper government’s ‘enemy’ list

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By Susan Delacourt, The Toronto Star, 24 July 2013

More than 200 public-interest and aid organizations are formally asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government to reveal who’s on the “enemy” lists given to new ministers in this month’s cabinet shuffle. (…)

Among the signatories on the letter are Alex Neve, head of Amnesty International Canada, Robert Fox of Oxfam Canada, and Julia Sanchez from the Canadian Council for International Co-operation.

Pearl Eliadis, a lawyer and lecturer at McGill University, also signed the letter and said in an interview that news of an “enemy” list comes after a few years of growing concern about the “punitive” approach the government is taking toward its critics. (“..)

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