The Canadian Progressive: Re-thinking refugee protection: focusing on people and safe passage

Efforts in Canada to provide safe passage to asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States prove that people power and civil society action can change public policy and save lives. The post Re-thinking refugee protection: focusing on people and safe passage appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Now is the time for Canada to walk away from the Safe Third Country Agreement

It’s disingenuous for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly claim that Canada is safe for asylum claimants while the Bush-era Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) prevents refugees coming from the Unites States from seeking safe haven in Canada. The post Now is the time for Canada to walk away from the Safe Third Country ...

The Canadian Progressive: The Mental and Physical Trauma of “Dreamers” Living With Deportation Threats

Since Trump’s election, the future of Daniela Vargas and more than 750,000 recipients of former president Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been uncertain. Most of them now endure mental and physical trauma as a result of lingering deportation threats. The post The Mental and Physical Trauma of “Dreamers” Living With Deportation Threats ...

The Canadian Progressive: Trump’s border plan for Canada? So far, not a wall

The fist meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump seems to have made it clear that there will be no wall between the 8,891 km Canada-US border. The post Trump’s border plan for Canada? So far, not a wall appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Harvard Law School Director Deborah Anker’s Letter To Justin Trudeau Addresses Impact Of Trump’s Executive Orders On Asylum Seekers

Harvard Law School Director Deborah Anker’s letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the impact of Trump’s executive orders on asylum seekers. According to Anker, the orders are “based on erroneous assumptions about the criminality and extremist tendency of the immigrant population.” The post Harvard Law School Director Deborah Anker’s Letter To Justin Trudeau Addresses ...

The Canadian Progressive: Trump should be barred from entering Canada for promoting hate propaganda, says petition

A petition spreading like wildfire online demands that U.S. President Donald Trump be barred from entering Canada because his policies and actions promote hate propaganda. The post Trump should be barred from entering Canada for promoting hate propaganda, says petition appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: A guide to the Geneva Convention for beginners, dummies and newly elected world leaders

In the wake of the Donald Trump’s controversial Executive Order suspending the US Refugee Admission Program for 120 days, German Chancellor Angela Merkel explained the Geneva Convention to her newly elected US counterpart. The post A guide to the Geneva Convention for beginners, dummies and newly elected world leaders appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: 587 Canadian academics condemn Harper’s racist election propaganda

587 Canadian academics sign joint letter condemning the Harper Conservatives’ racially-divisive tactics and racist propaganda in the ongoing 2015 federal election campaign. “We hope that Canadians will join us in repudiating the politics of hate.” The post 587 Canadian academics condemn Harper’s racist election propaganda appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s “old stock Canadians” line is downright racist and xenophobic

Did Lynton Crosby, the Australian “master of dog whistle politics”, have anything to do with Stephen Harper’s racist, divisive and xenophobic “old stock Canadians” line? It’s possible. The post Harper’s “old stock Canadians” line is downright racist and xenophobic appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian rights groups demand a stronger Canadian response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Amnesty International and 11 other rights and refugee groups have released a comprehensive set of recommendations that should form the basis of Canada’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis. The post Canadian rights groups demand a stronger Canadian response to the Syrian refugee crisis appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Aylan Kurdi’s drowning death exposes Canada’s inaction on the Syrian refugee crisis

A leading Canadian refugee right group says last week’s tragic drowning death of Aylan Kurdi highlights the human costs of the Harper government’s inaction on the Syria’s growing refugee crisis. The post Aylan Kurdi’s drowning death exposes Canada’s inaction on the Syrian refugee crisis appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s New Citizenship Act Faces Constitutional Challenge

Harper’s new Citizenship Act is being characterized as “anti-immigrant, anti-Canadian, anti-democratic, and unconstitutional” in a new court challenge. The post Harper’s New Citizenship Act Faces Constitutional Challenge appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Conservatives ask Liberals to “apologize for decades of racism”

The Harper Conservatives accuse the Liberals of “decades of racism” dating back to Liberal PM Mackenzie King, who served from 1921 to 1930 and 1935 to 1948. The post Conservatives ask Liberals to “apologize for decades of racism” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Mohamed Fahmy “has no relation to the Muslim Brotherhood”

A billionaire telecoms tycoon has told an Egyptian court that Mohamed Fahmy, a journalist and Canadian citizen, “has no relation to the Muslim Brotherhood” The post Mohamed Fahmy “has no relation to the Muslim Brotherhood” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: In Vancouver, Canada’s first annual Charter of Rights and Freedoms march

Canada’s first annual Rights and Freedoms March, a celebration of the anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, launches in Vancouver on April 17. The post In Vancouver, Canada’s first annual Charter of Rights and Freedoms march appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP’s Stay Home Comments Insult Women, New Immigrants

Conservative MP Bob Dechert insulted Canadian women, immigrant women and new Canadians’ cultures when he said “moms can stay at home, which they’re used to.” The post Conservative MP’s Stay Home Comments Insult Women, New Immigrants appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Speech: Obama executive plan protects 5 million undocumented immigrants

President Barack Obama announced his executive plan to overhaul the the U.S. immigration system and uphold the human rights of undocumented immigrants. The post Speech: Obama executive plan protects 5 million undocumented immigrants appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: With omnibus Bill C-43, Conservative government going after most vulnerable yet again

The Conservative government’s omnibus budget Bill C-43 seeks to deny refugee claimants access to health care and social assistance, says the Council of Canadians. The post With omnibus Bill C-43, Conservative government going after most vulnerable yet again appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Twelve national medical associations join call for Conservative government to drop reckless appeal of refugee health ruling

More national medical associations join Canadians’ call on the Conservative government to respect the Federal Court’s refugee health care ruling, urge it to drop its “reckless appeal.” The post Twelve national medical associations join call for Conservative government to drop reckless appeal of refugee health ruling appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Conservatives urged to respect Federal Court’s ruling on refugee health care

A group of doctors dedicated to strengthening and improving Canada’s universal publicly-funded health care system is urging the Conservatives to drop their appeal against the Federal Court’s recent ruling on refugee health care funding. The post Conservatives urged to respect Federal Court’s ruling on refugee health care appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Inside Vancouver’s Sanctuary City Movement (VIDEO)

In Vancouver, human rights groups and immigration advocates are fighting to make the city a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants. The post Inside Vancouver’s Sanctuary City Movement (VIDEO) appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Harper’s cancellation of refugee health care “cruel and unusual” treatment: Federal Court

Harper’s cancellation of refugee health care was “cruel and unusual” treatment that “shocks the conscience and outrages Canadian standards of decency.” The post Harper’s cancellation of refugee health care “cruel and unusual” treatment: Federal Court appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Rocco Galati launches lawsuit challenging Harper’s Citizenship Act changes

Prominent constitutional lawyer suing two Conservative cabinet ministers and Gov. Gen. David Johnston over the draconian changes Harper has made to Canada’s Citizenship Act through Bill C-24. The post Rocco Galati launches lawsuit challenging Harper’s Citizenship Act changes appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s “racist” changes to health care for refugees has threatened lives

by:  Adrienne Silnicki | First published by The Council of Canadians on June 12, 2014 Another June 16th, is almost upon and we’re once again offering our support and solidarity to incredible organizations like Canadian Doctors for Refugees who are organizing yet another day of rallies and protest against the racist and discriminatory cuts to the ...

The Canadian Progressive: New CCR Report shows established refugees now face loss of status in Canada

by: Canadian Council for Refugees | Press Release | May 7, 2014 The Canadian Council for Refugees today released its report “Cessation: stripping refugees of their status in Canada”. The report provides case examples and shows that, following recent changes to the law, refugees now live in fear of loss of status and removal from Canada, in a ...