Monthly Archives: October 2011

Civil Liberties Report on the G8 Offers Policing Recommendations for Future Non-Violent Events

Calgary, October 19, 2011 – A new RMCLA report makes recommendations for avoiding violence and protecting civil liberties at future large-scale protests.  Based on lessons learned, the report is entitled “Nonviolent Dissent in Connection with the 2002 G8 in Calgary … Continue reading

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Is there a Pregnant Pause in Implementation of Alberta’s Human Rights Legislation?

Some people are surprised to learn that it was not until 1989 that the Supreme Court of Canada recognized that discrimination based on pregnancy was a form of gender or sex discrimination (see: Brooks v Canada Safeway, [1989] 1 SCR … Continue reading

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What are the Implications of Multiculturalism?

No Statues of Liberty stand in Vancouver or Halifax to welcome boatloads of refugees fleeing war, famine or persecution, or immigrants lured by dreams of a better life.  However these two cities on opposite coasts of this vast land have … Continue reading

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