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Toronto – In spite of increased calls for accountability and governments’ commitments to improve transparency, the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) has found that most Canadian governments continue to be unacceptably lax in fulfilling legislative obligations to uphold freedom of information laws. (Full Story)
Source: - Sunday, September 24, 2006
Geneva - The newly established United Nations Human Rights Council should promote tolerance among cultures, and examine whether its strategy on racism and xenophobia was sufficiently detailed to tackle the complexity of the issues involved, experts said today. (Full Story)
Source: - Saturday, September 23, 2006
by Véronick Talbot,® editorial staff member

Montréal—On September 13, 2006, 25-year-old Kimveer Gill opened fire on students at Dawson College in Montréal, killing 18-year-old Anastasia De Sousa and wounding 16 other students and staff members, two of whom remain in critical condition. One week after the tragic events, Quebec’s student community is still in a state of shock. (Full Story)

PRAGUE - Muslims around the world have intensified their protests over controversial remarks on Islam this week by Pope Benedict. From France and Iraq to Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Indonesia, Muslims have heeded calls by Muslim leaders and taken to the streets to condemn remarks made on September 12 by the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.Two churches in the West Bank were firebombed on Saturday in an apparent reaction to the pope's remarks and the radical Taliban movement in Afghanistan also condemned the pope's comments. (Full Story)
Source: - Saturday, September 16, 2006
One person has died in hospital as a result of the shooting rampage at a downtown Montreal college Wednesday that also left the gunman dead and 19 others injured. Paramedics confirmed 20 people were taken to hospital with injuries ranging from gunshot wounds to emotional shock following the shooting at Dawson College. (Full Story)
Source: - Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Vancouver - The Dalai Lama's visit to this west coast Canadian city comes after the Canadian parliament unanimously approved giving the 72-year old Buddhist monk honorary citizenship. That move and his visit brought strong reaction from the government of China. Earlier this year, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa called the Dalai Lama a separatist who should not receive such an honour. This week, he said the citizenship and his current visit would harm Canada's image and relationship with China. (Full Story)

Source: - Saturday, September 9, 2006
OTTAWA - In an unprecedented appearance before a Senate Committee today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged Senators to join Canada's New Government in bringing long overdue reform to their institution.  (Full Story)
Source: - Friday, September 8, 2006
By Andre de Nesnera
Washington, D.C. 

Five years ago, the United States was struck by the most devastating terrorist attack in its history. On September 11, 2001, hijackers commandeered four American commercial airliners. Two of them slammed into the World Trade Center in New York, destroying the two buildings. A third plane struck the Pentagon near Washington, D.C. while a fourth -- due to the bravery of passengers -- crashed in a Pennsylvania field. Almost 3,000 people died as a result of these coordinated attacks. (Full Story)

Source: - Thursday, September 7, 2006
Montreal - Liberal member of Parliament and former Justice minister in Paul Martin's cabinet, Irwin Cotler, blasts UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour. In an article publsihed in the Canadian Jewish News, Cotler calls Arbour's declarations "superficial", "simplistic" and "misleading". (Full Story)
Source: - Saturday, August 5, 2006
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Geneva - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has expressed grave concern over the continued killing and maiming of civilians in Lebanon, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory and called for accountability for any breaches of international law. (Full Story)
Source: - Thursday, July 20, 2006
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