Canada


Canadian Oil Facilities Seized in Peruvian Amazon: Why Peru’s Indigenous Are Angry

On August 22nd, 2017, members of the Indigenous Los Jardines community living on Lot 192, Peru’s largest oil field in the Amazon, seized oil facilities operated by Canada’s Frontera Energy Corporation, Reuters reports. This comes amidst protests over the Peruvian government’s negligence to consult with Indigenous communities before allowing oil […]


Trudeau’s Delay In Accepting Syrian Refugees

Despite the promise being a central part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign and part of the image he himself has chosen to create for Canada – a safe haven for those refugees facing the the threat of deportation in the United States – Trudeau’s plan to accept refugees freely […]


The State Of Far Right-Extremism In Canada

As racist violence in the US has steadily increased and culminated in the events at Charlottesville last weekend, there has also been a rise in right-wing extremist activity in Canada. The actions of right-wing extremists and other racist groups in Canada are largely monitored by the RCMP and recent estimates suggest there are dozens […]


Canadian Pastor Returns Home After Release From North Korean Prison

A Canadian pastor who was imprisoned in North Korea since 2015 returned to his home in Toronto on Saturday. Hyeon Soo Lim, North Korea’s longest-held Western prisoner in decades, was released last week on what was described as ‘sick bail.’ Prior to his release, he had complained of stomach pain […]


Canada’s MMIWG After One Year: Justice For Indigenous Women And Girls Not Too Much To Ask For

It’s been nearly a year since Canada launched its National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The inquiry, beginning in 2016, early in Justin Trudeau’s tenure as Canadian Prime Minister, represents a $53.8 million commitment by the federal government and its mandate, as outlined on the […]


Canada Sees Unprecedented Surge Of Haitian Asylum Seekers

In recent weeks, Quebec has seen an unprecedented surge of predominantly Haitian asylum seekers entering the province from the United States – in part due to fears regarding changes in immigration policy under the Trump administration – prompting the opening of a temporary housing centre in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. According […]


Unfounded: The Globe and Mail’s Investigation Into Sexual Assault Allegations And Canada’s Response

When Canadian law enforcement closes an investigation, they label the case with a code that signifies why it was dismissed. The code ‘unfounded’ means that the investigating officer concluded that a crime was not attempted or did not occur. These crimes are not included in local or national statistics. Once […]


Humanitarian Development In The Press Conferences But Not Enough On The Table At This Year’s G20

It was with an expected degree of irresolution that this year’s G20 Summit concluded in Hamburg, Germany, following discussions held over July 7th and 8th. Questions of Donald Trump’s presidency, in particular, dominated media coverage of the event as the American president engaged in publicized one-on-one meetings with Russia’s Vladimir […]


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 […]