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According to campaign organiser, Maryam Namazie, ‘Even in civil matters, Sharia law is discriminatory, unfair and unjust, particularly against women and children. Moreover, its voluntary nature is a sham; many women will be pressured into going to these courts and abiding by their decisions. These courts are a quick and cheap route to injustice and do nothing to promote minority rights and social cohesion. Public interest, particularly with regard to women and children, requires an end to Sharia and all other faith-based courts and tribunals.' (Full Story)
Ottawa - The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has joined with other labour and human rights organizations in condemning the Harper government's approval of a free-trade deal with Colombia. The union is urging MPs in Ottawa to reject the tentative deal. (Full Story)
Montreal – Two four-time winners are among the list of winners of the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Awards announced on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, by the Canada Council for the Arts. The awards are given in the categories of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation, in English and in French. (Full Story)
OTTAWA - This Remembrance Day, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canada, as a nation, will pause and remember. We will remember that this day 90 years ago, when the First World War ended, was a day full of emotions—great relief and joy that the fighting had finally come to a victorious end—and immense sorrow to realize the cost of peace in human terms. (Full Story)
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed on October 30 2008 a new federal Cabinet charged with protecting Canadians in a time of increasing global economic instability. (Full Story)
Building a workplace free from discrimination is the common goal of participants at the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s (CHRC) 2008 Discrimination Prevention Forum being held in Ottawa from October 27 to 29, 2008. Edmonton and Halifax will also host one-day workshops on October 29, 2008. (Full Story)
Concordia University President Judith Woodsworth and Vice-President, External Relations and Secretary-General Bram Freedman are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Russell Copeman as Associate Vice-President, Government Relations. Copeman will take up his new duties on October 27, 2008. (Full Story)
CALGARY – Prime Minister Stephen Harper today reiterated that protecting the Canadian economy is his top priority, and detailed further action being taken by the Government in response to the global financial crisis. (Full Story)
On October 21st 2008, Bashy Quraishy will address an audience of adult education providers, learners, NGOs, policy makers and academics at 'Creating Intercultural Communities' a conference organized by AONTAS The National Adult Learning Organisation.  Bashy Quraishy is President of ENAR (European Network against Racism) in Brussels which is the largest EU network against racism with over 600 member organisations.Bashy is also Chair of the European Platform for Jewish Muslim Co-operation. (Full Story)
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is pleased to announce our 2008 national conference, “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow.” It will take place at the Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites from November 14-16, 2008. The conference will focus on solutions to drive change. (Full Story)
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