Opposition parties combine to outvote the Harper Conservatives 141-132 on a bill to create a national housing strategy.
Equality and Human Rights
Letter blasts Harper government for killing Bill C-300, a law that would have held Canadian mining companies accountable for human rights and environmental abuses abroad.
Province refuses to respond to international condemnation for denying part-time college workers the right to organize.
'More than one-third of individuals in custody in Ontario suffer from some sort of mental illness.'
International Labour Organization, a UN agency, says an Ontario ban on farm unions violates human rights of 100,000 migrant and domestic farm workers in the province.
"We cannot allow serious violations of the fundamental rights and freedoms to slip through the cracks in a hodgepodge of reports that go nowhere," argued James Clancy.
This is the first time UFCW Canada union has negotiated a contract specifically for this sector of the workforce.
'My union does not accept the continued stonewalling by the federal government. We demand that Prime Minister Harper establish an independent public inquiry.' - James Clancy.
14 young people have taken their lives in the Sarnia area alone this year.
'It is an appalling indictment of Canada’s Extradition Act that the standards are so low that this pretence of a case against Dr. Diab has been allowed to drag on this long.' - James Clancy.