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Canada's Changing Its Approach to Privacy -- What It Means for Canadian Citizens

Canada’s Changing Privacy Laws and How They Affect Canadians

So the Harper government probably knew I was writing this before it was posted! Just kidding (well maybe not) but this is a concern many Canadians should have with the new laws about changing our privacy that are currently being pushed through the House of Commons. 1,022 more words

Domestic Politics

Nothing to hide? Why we should hide the nothing.

The UK government has recently pushed through an emergency surveillance bill (worryingly/amusingly with the acronym DRIP) that has been roundly criticised but is hard to care about.   496 more words

Domestic Politics

Rouhani Goes to College

My latest opinion piece for The Majalla talks about a tug-of-war taking place between President Hassan Rouhani’s moderate administration and the conservatives over the control of Iran’s universities. 202 more words

Iran

Do as I say and not as I do

This is one of the policies of the current UK government.

This is the same UK government that, according to the BBC, wants to leave the European Court of Human Rights (the… 311 more words

Domestic Politics

The Harper Governments Stance on Prostitution - Making a World More Dangerous for Sex Workers

Prostitution has been something in Canada on the borderline of being legal and illegal in recent history. Up until December, the act of prostitution itself was not illegal, but soliciting or advertising sex was illegal. 937 more words

Domestic Politics

Cameron's Presidential Gamble

Following the recent European election results, which saw David Cameron’s Conservatives poll third behind Labour, the Prime Minister has faced calls for robust action from the Tory Eurosceptic flank. 470 more words

Domestic News

Jean-Claude Juncker: A Victory for Democracy?

The nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker by the Council of Europe to become the next President of the European Commission has received an unusual amount of coverage in the UK for a matter concerning European politics.  690 more words

International Politics