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Keep aid focused on poverty and rights
Big changes are underway in Canada’s aid program. As part of budget Bill C-60, the federal government plans to merge the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).
Let’s make sure that ending [...]
Generation Y And Religion: As Church Attendance Falls, Young Believers Ponder The Future Of Faith.
“What we’re seeing … is that there is a significant percentage of Canadian teens and young adults who are abandoning religious orientations after being involved in them as children,” said James Penner, an author and sociologist based in Lethbridge, Alta.
Bad Canada! Human Right to Water Under Attack. (from Blue Planet Project, COC)
“…This has cost Canada much in international reputation and any previous capital for work on landmines or peacekeeping is long gone. Canada has also lost its spot on the Security Council for the first time ever and Canadian activists can only applaud [...]
UPDATE: Barlow to address Assembly of First Nations conference today.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will be the keynote speaker today at a ‘Water Rights special session’ co-hosted by the Assembly of First Nations and the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations. Today’s special session is part of an AFN Water Conference taking place [...]
Despite legal about-face, Harper has ‘no intention’ of reopening same-sex marriage – The Globe and Mail.
The Harper government has served notice that thousands of same-sex couples who flocked to Canada from abroad since 2004 to get married are not legally wed.
But speaking in Halifax Thursday, the Prime Minister said the issue was not [...]
Groups decry “immoral blackmail” on generic AIDS medicines through EU, US free trade deals.
AIDS groups at the International AIDS Society conference in Rome this week “expressed outrage at ongoing free trade agreement negotiations by the United States and the European Union with multiple developing countries that threaten access to medicines for HIV, TB, hepatitis-C [...]