'Gross violations of civil liberties by authorities requires that a federal public inquiry be called.' - Paul Cavalluzzo.
Equality and Human Rights
John Pruyn says he was struck, jailed, had his canes knocked away and was not given his leg back until he was released 27 hours later.
'I assumed police officers were there to protect and serve and they were regular people doing the job for everybody. Now I don’t know if I can trust them.' - Nick Kapetaneas.
Hearings by NUPGE and CCLA open on police and governance actions at the global summit in Toronto.
'I urge you to not desert the families of the 582 missing and murdered Aboriginal women!' - James Clancy.
'A rights-based system makes sense, because it removes politics from the justice system.' - Darryl Walker.
NUPGE and CCLA will chair public inquiry into unlawful police activities during global meetings in Toronto.
Theme for 2010 is Get up! Stand-up! For Your Rights.
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) join forces to put spotlight on policing and governance during global event in Toronto.
Parliament's defeat this week of a private member's bill to improve corporate accountability by Canadian mining companies operating in developing countries is a huge step backward for human rights and for Canada on the international scene.