Alright, here goes.
First off, Edward Corrigan writes, via OpEdNews: Is It Anti-Semitic to Defend Palestinian Human Rights?
Across Canada and the U.S., there is an organized campaign to suppress criticism of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. The campaign is especially strong on university campuses, where many voices have been raised in support of human rights for the Palestinians. One such example is the attempt to suppress the Public Interest Research Group, founded by Ralph Nader, at the University of Ottawa, for its support for Palestinian rights. Similar anti-Palestinian campaigns have occurred at many universities in Canada, including the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario and YorkUniversity.
An attack on a student group sympathetic to the Palestinians occurred at the University of Western Ontario in 1982. The group was refused official recognition because of its support for the Palestinians and for sponsoring Palestinian and Arab speakers. After this refusal a complaint was made to the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
Read the rest here.
Second, via Read My Mind: Conflict Between the Canadian Government and the First Nations People:
According to the December 3, 2001 “Joint Statement on Cooperation” adopted by the Solicitor General of Canada, Minister of Citizenship and immigration and the Attorney General of the United States, the main concern is protecting the “flow of commerce.” They were careful not to mention that what they are protecting are the resources they are stealing from Indigenous peoples. The border crossing system is designed to victimize us and eventually eliminate us, not to protect human rights. There are now over 300 and growing reports of abuses of our people at Akwesasne. No one is there to defend or protect us. Because of the climate of fear created by the Canadian government, most of the complaints have been submitted to the Akwesasne Mohawk Council (who work for the government) and not to the Canadian government, courts or human rights commission (CHRC). Canadian justice tends to be slow when it isn’t non-existent. After a two year investigation of one case, the CHRC did confirm that discrimination took place and an inquiry was warranted. Euro Canadians are rarely hassled. The average Canadian citizens would probably be shocked to learn what’s really happening at Akwesasne.
Read the rest here.