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Reducing the space for democracy – one speaker from the CCPA’s 30th anniversary

November 21st, 2010 · · Comments Off · Human rights, Immigrants & refugees, Transparency & accountability

Last week I was lucky enough to join 250 people in Ottawa for a daylong conference to honour the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.  Nine different speakers and two intelligent moderators focused the audience on the democratic and economic challenges we face as a Canadians and some solutions we need to […]

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Reaction to the Tamil boat: curious comparisons

August 21st, 2010 · · 20 Comments · Immigrants & refugees

If the 492 Tamil asylum-seekers who recently arrived by boat on BC’s shores are “queue-jumpers”, then I guess my parents were too. See, they came as Vietnam War draft dodgers from the US in 1967. Like a couple of the Tamil women just arrived, my mom was pregnant with me. My parents did not seek […]

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