Who is Responsible for Preventing Workplace Discrimination in Canada?

Rebecca Dyck Canadians are fortunate to have laws in place that protect them from discrimination in the workplace. However, even with these laws, discrimination exists in many workplaces across the country. In 2015, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) – an organization mandated to promote and protect human rights in Canada – received 1,207 complaints of […]

Lost at Sea: Three Options for the EU to Improve its Refugee Policies

Brynne Moore In past weeks, the world has seen harrowing pictures and video footage of drowning children, abuse towards refugees, and barbed wire fences constructed around state borders in Europe. Faced with the biggest influx of migrants since the Balkan wars of the 1990s, some countries in Europe have been widely criticized for their closed […]

Potty Privileges: The Fight for Transgender Rights in Canada

Tracy Wang Transgender Canadians have been waiting for almost two years since Bill C-279 was tabled to be granted legal recognition and protection of their rights. The legislation, formally titled ‘An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code,’ would include gender identity as a basis for hate crimes protection under the […]

Trade and Compromise with China: The Downplay of Human Rights

Lauren Wyman In recent months, the governments of Canada and China have been on a relationship roller-coaster. Accusations of a Chinese cyber attack on the National Research Council emerged in July, and just a few weeks later Canadian citizens Kevin and Julia Garratt were detained under allegations of espionage in what many believe to have […]