Manifestations et répressions: Report by the Ligue des droits et libertés

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All events do not seem equal before the law. Some will be tolerated, even in case of infringement, while others will be repressed. Why? worries the Ligue des droits et libertés, in a report released in June 2015.

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Dismantling Democracy: Stifling debate and dissent in Canada

Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 1.18.48 PMIn Dismantling Democracy: Stifling debate and dissent in Canada, Voices-Voix documents the abuse of parliamentary rules, the intimidation of public servants, and the defunding and intimidation of organizations that hold views at odds with the government.

The report documents where the federal government has gutted the capacity of its own departments and independent agencies to offer information and analysis needed to make sound policy choices. From scuttling the long-form census, to muzzling scientists, to cutting funding for evidence-based advocacy, the report argues that the government has pursued a deliberate strategy to repress alternative views.

Voices is calling on Canadians to press politicians for clear commitments to uphold rights, promote healthy dialogue and strengthen democracy.

Read the report here.

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Add your voice, by signing the Voices-Voix Declaration here.

Canada’s Privacy Plan: A Crowdsourced Agenda to tackle Canada’s Privacy Deficit

PrivacyReportCover_rightcolumnOpen Media – Canada’s growing privacy deficit has alarming consequences for our everyday lives. We’re at a tipping point where we need to decide whether to continue evolving into a surveillance society, or whether to rein in the government’s spying apparatus before more lives are ruined by information disclosures. 

This crowdsourced plan outlines common sense steps to strengthen privacy safeguards for all of us.

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