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Quebec law breaches Canada’s international human rights obligations

Headline Title:  Quebec law breaches Canada’s international human rights obligations 25 May 2012 Unprecedented police powers granted by a new law in the Canadian province of Quebec violate freedoms of speech, assembly and movement in breach of Canada’s international obligations, Amnesty International said.  What began as protests led by student groups in Quebec over a proposed hike in tuition fees 14 weeks ago have expanded in size and focus in recent weeks, with more than 2,000 arrests being made. On 23 May alone, police arrested more than 500 protesters in several cities.Daily,…

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