Human Rights Blog

A 2017 Spotlight on Elder Rights

15 01 2017

On January 6, 2017, the Alberta government agreed to add age as a prohibited ground of discrimination under sections 4 and 5 of the Alberta Human Rights Act. Why, one might ask, is basic human rights protection for elders even an issue in Alberta today. Why indeed – it’s 2017, isn’t it?

Do Fear of Terrorism Peace Bonds (FTPB) Work?

16 10 2016

Aaron Driver sympathized with ISIS through his expression on social media. He was thought by the RCMP in 2015 to be capable of planning a terrorist attack. In June 2015, he was not charged with an offense, but rather, he was preemptively detained under the new provisions of the fear of terrorism peace bond.

What to do if you see a violent police arrest

12 10 2016

On July 23, 2016, Abdirahman Abdi was beaten into unconsciousness and killed during his arrest by Ottawa police officers following allegations of sexual harassment at the Bridgehead coffee shop in the Hintonburg neighborhood of Ottawa.