Human Rights

Multiculturalism Policy in Canada

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jan 12, 2010

Canada is an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse nation. One of the key policy responses to this diversity has been official multiculturalism, first introduced in the early 1970s. While multiculturalism is nearly 40 years old in Canada, it nevertheless remains a highly controversial and debated issue. This article provides an introduction to multiculturalism in Canada at the federal level.

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Cartoon: Jackson's Death a Convenient Distraction to Iran's Human Rights Abuses

Find a political cartoon depicting Micheal Jackson's recent death a convenient distraction from Iran's brutal human rights abuses relating to recent election results in Iran.

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Cartoon: Human Rights vs Trade - Stockwell Day and the Chinese Government

Find a political cartoon depicting Minister of International Trade Stockwell Day as trying to balance international trade with the Chinese government while at the same time considering their current human rights abuses.

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Canada’s Human Rights Commission System: Introduction to the Canadian Human Rights Commission and Tribunal

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Nov 18, 2008

The Canadian human rights commission system is constituted by two key federal agencies: the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. These agencies administer, promote, and adjudicate Canada’s federal human rights and employment equity legislation. This article provides an introduction to the history, role, structure, and key issues concerning these agencies.

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The Canadian Human Rights Act: Introduction to Canada’s Federal Human Rights Legislation

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Nov 18, 2008

One of Canada’s central rights documents is the Canadian Human Rights Act, which protects Canadians’ against discriminated against in areas of federal jurisdiction. This article presents the purpose and history of the Act, and provides an overview of its key provisions, application and administration.

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