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Despite popularity, majority of Canadians haven’t seen or read stories on terror bill: poll

OTTAWA —Support for the Conservatives’ contentious anti-terrorism bill may poll high among Canadians, but do the backers know what they’re standing behind?

Perhaps not.

An Angus Reid poll released Thursday suggested… 631 more words


Doctor-assisted death gets its day in court

One of the most hotly disputed legal and ethical issues of our time is set to return to the national stage Friday with the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on doctor-assisted death. 864 more words


Calgary man runs afoul of law trying to rescue sister in Sri Lanka

Ryan de Hoedt’s thoughts read like a desperate broken record. From morning until the time he goes to sleep, he recites a single prayer ­— that his sister will live another day. 1,292 more words

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Academics and privacy groups call for changes to electronic surveillance

Dozens of privacy experts and civil liberties organizations are demanding the government come clean about its digital spying and put in place safeguards against unwarranted surveillance. 379 more words


Babies can serve time with their moms in prison, rules B.C. judge

By Keven Drews

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s government violated the rights of incarcerated mothers when it cancelled a program allowing inmates to serve time with their babies, a B.C. 531 more words


Illegal Spying In Canada – The CSEC Lawsuit | Press For Truth

Illegal Spying In Canada – The CSEC Lawsuit | Press For Truth.

In this exclusive Press For Truth video report Dan Dicks interviews Caily DiPuma of the BC Civil Liberties Association about their lawsuit against the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) which calls on the government to state clearly who they are watching, what is being collected, and how they are handling Canadians’ private communications and information. 11 more words


B.C. group hopes to take assisted suicide fight to Supreme Court for first time in 20 years

VANCOUVER — Twenty years after the Supreme Court of Canada denied a terminally ill woman’s bid to seek assisted suicide, a B.C. justice group is wagering that Canada’s “social and legal landscape” has shifted enough to try again. 748 more words