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Reconciliation and Human Rights for Indigenous Peoples: The Pathway Ahead

January 16, 2018

In January 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released a historic decision finding that the Government of Canada was racially discriminating against over 165,000 First Nations children. Leading up to the decision, the Government of Canada spent more than 8 million dollars in legal fees trying to have the complaint... Read more

2017: the year progressive politics came roaring back

December 29, 2017

  This time last year, I will confess, I wasn’t feeling so hot.  A maniac had just taken over the White House, reverberations from Brexit were echoing around the globe, and neo-Nazis were building momentum throughout Europe. As 2017 dawned, it felt like the forces of dangerous far-right bigotry were... Read more