Canada faces tough review at UN Human Rights Committee

On July 7 & 8, Canada faced its first review by the United Human Rights Committee in 10 years. The committee of 18 independent experts pressed Canada on everything from missing & murdered Indigenous women to anti-terror laws. Observers followed the review using #CanadaExposed on Twitter.

UN Human Rights Committee to review Canada’s rights record

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Next week, the United Nations Human Rights Committee will be reviewing Canada's record on civil and political rights for the first time since 2006. Read on for the details from the United Nations on this important review.

UN Human Rights Committee to review Canada’s rights record

New report from Voices-Voix says federal government “dismantling democracy”

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Since 2010, we have published more than 110 case studies that ‘connect the dots,’ showing a pattern of actions by the federal government to silence critics, stifle debate, diminish knowledge, and dodge accountability.

In Dismantling Democracy: Stifling debate and dissent in Canada, we document the abuse of parliamentary rules, the intimidation of public servants, and the defunding and intimidation of organizations that hold views at odds with the government.

Case Study #110: Foundation for Canadian Studies UK

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The latest case study from Voices-Voix, examining the Foundation for Canadian Studies UK, is now online. It's a compelling case of political interference in an established, and esteemed, institute in the UK which until recently had Canadian charitable status.

#StopC51 Week of Education kicks off

For Immediate Release

Canadians use social media and local gatherings to educate neighbours and MPs, as #StopC51 Week of Education kicks off

With many MPs home in their ridings in advance of crucial vote, over 50 online and offline activities will take place right across Canada for #StopC51 Week of Education

Volunteer with Voices-Voix

Volunteer with Voices-Voix

Attacks on rights and freedoms got you down? Worried the federal government is chasing non-profits and charities out of existence? Think it's important that dissent, free speech and democracy are protected in Canada?

Then the Voices-Voix Coalition is the place for you! We're currently looking for volunteers and interns who will be able to help us continue to shine a light on cases of stifling of dissent and democracy in Canada.

Case study #109: Refugee access to welfare benefits

Refugee claimants in Canada are already living in some of the most precarious conditions in the country. With regulatory changes in the last omnibus budget bill, though, the federal government has opened wide the door for provinces to restrict their access to welfare benefits. For all the details, make sure to read our latest case study.

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