Author: Louie Neale

Canadian Supreme Court Dismisses Indigenous Appeal Against Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

On July 2nd, Canada’s Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against the proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. The appeal, made by British Columbia’s First Nations Indigenous groups, represented a major opportunity for preventing the controversial project. Since its purchase in 2018 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, the pipeline’s

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Hungary’s New Dictatorship Takes Aim At Transgender Rights

On May 19th, 2020,  the Hungarian government approved new legislation to end legal recognition of its transgender citizens. Deputies of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán approved the controversial amendments to laws surrounding birth, death and marriage registry which will prevent any attempts to change a person’s documented “sex at birth” to

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The Tentative Hope For Addressing Tax Havens Amid Coronavirus

On April 28th, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that companies using offshore tax havens would be ineligible for the next round of government COVID-19 financial aid. Trudeau had refused to make these concessions the previous week but reversed his position after pressure from the Bloc Québécois party. The Prime Minister

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Anti-LGBT Vote Postponed, But A Third Of Poland Remains “LGBTQ-Free Zone”

On Monday 24th February, a local Polish voivodeship (the largest Polish administrative unit) postponed a planned vote on “pro-family” resolutions “against LGBTQ propaganda” to allow for more debate in committees. Województwo Wielkopolskie (Greater Poland Voivodeship) is Poland’s 3rd most populous administrative unit, home to nearly 3.5 million people, and would

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