Canada


The Over-Representation Of Indigenous Peoples In Prisons Today

While there are numerous problems in the western prison systems of today, one issue stands out above all, and this is the over-representation of indigenous peoples in prisons. This report will focus only on the indigenous peoples of three countries: the New Zealand Maori, the Indigenous Canadians, and the Australian […]


Engagement And Acknowledgement As Steps Towards Reparation

In an age where traditionally marginalized segments of society are all struggling to gain official recognition and acceptance, the aboriginal peoples of Canada are making large strides towards obtaining mainstream acknowledgement and support.  In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the culture of indigenous Canadians, which […]


At A Glance: Voter ID Laws In Canada And The United States

The 2016 presidential election brought the issue of voter ID laws back into the forefront of public conversation, with then nominee Trump expressing his support for state governments in their attempts to strengthen voter ID laws. After his election, President Trump alleged that millions of undocumented citizens voted for his […]


India Calls On Interpol To Help Arrest Controversial Islamic Preacher

The National Investigation Agency has asked for Interpol to issue a red corner notice on the controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik reports The Hindu. The red corner notice would allow for Zakir Naik to be arrested by any agency globally. This has all followed after the Islamic Research Foundation, headed […]


Bonn Climate Negotiations: No Room For Complacency

This year, Bonn, Germany will host a series of climate negotiations.  Significant developments have occurred since the Paris Agreement of 2015. Most notably, the election of President Trump who has renounced U.S. obligations outlined in the Paris negotiations.  However, recent news suggests that China may be stepping up to take […]


International Canadian Mining And The Struggle For Indigenous Rights And Environmental Protections

Canadian mining companies have come under fire for their practices abroad, especially in South America, where many Canadian-based multinational corporations operate mines. They have been accused numerous abuses, namely the destruction of the local environment, allowing their employees to abuse the local residents, and colluding with foreign governments to dismantle […]


Malala Receives Honorary Citizenship During Visit To Canada

International children’s and women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai was presented an honorary Canadian citizenship during her visit Wednesday to the nation’s capital. This occasion marks just the sixth time in Canada’s history that an honorary citizenship has been given out, accented by the fact Yousafzai is currently the youngest person […]


Global Community Combat Climate Change Despite Trump’s Unravelling Of USA’s Climate Policy

The Paris Treaty agreement of 2015 was an initiative of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). It has evolved from the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 which established legal obligations to reach mandatory targets on cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To date, 141 parties out of 197 have […]


Inuit Food Insecurity: “True North Strong And Expensive”

INTRODUCTION Food security is a serious concern in Inuit communities in Canada. According to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national Inuit organization, food insecurity is at crisis levels in all four Inuit regions of Canada: Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Nunavut and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the North West […]