Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force | Press release

Comply with international law obligations says LRWC “Those of us who practice law in safe environments such as Canada owe a duty to those who risk not only their freedom but also their lives in order to protect their clients’ rights.” Gail Davidson, LRWC Founder 12 February 2020 – While peaceful protesters are arrested from … Continue reading “Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force | Press release”

PRESS RELEASE: Criminal Climate Change Obstruction

PRESS RELEASE: County Sustainability Group, December 29, 2019   While the ‘Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ is designed to protect individuals from unconstitutional acts by the government,  the International Criminal Court prosecutes Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. The legal test for criminal liability is whether one knew or should have known that an action … Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Criminal Climate Change Obstruction”

Ontario’s $300 million back-to-school plan fails to impress critics

The Ford government says high school students will attend class part time in September. Photo by Sam Balye on Unsplash Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government unveiled its back-to-school plan on Thursday, setting aside just over $300 million in additional funding and saying many high school students will attend class part time. The details have been … Continue reading “Ontario’s $300 million back-to-school plan fails to impress critics”

Kingston Police release photos of damage done to Indigenous and Pride flags

The damage done to five Indigenous and Pride flags at the Queen’s University Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, at 144-146 Barrie St., sometime between June 29 and 30. STEPH CROSIER / STEPH CROSIER/KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD Kingston Police are asking the public to share any information about the damage done to five Indigenous and Pride flags at the Queen’s University Four … Continue reading “Kingston Police release photos of damage done to Indigenous and Pride flags”

On anniversary of MMIWG report, Trudeau opts not to share release date of action plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a daily press conference from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa to update Canadians on the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Apr. 14, 2020. Andrew Meade/iPolitics Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still isn’t committing to a release date for a promised action plan responding to the findings of an inquiry … Continue reading “On anniversary of MMIWG report, Trudeau opts not to share release date of action plan”

Ottawa delays release of national action plan on missing and murdered Indigenous women

Minister blames postponement on pandemic but says work continues via Zoom meetings and conference calls Longtime MMIWG advocate Gladys Radek has a moment with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moments after he was handed the national inquiry’s final report on June 3, 2019 in Gatineau, Quebec. (Chantelle Bellrichard/CBC) The federal government is postponing the release of an … Continue reading “Ottawa delays release of national action plan on missing and murdered Indigenous women”

Michael Moore Releases ‘Planet Of The Humans’ Documentary For Free On Eve Of Earth Day

Michael Moore has released Planet of the Humans, a documentary directed by filmmaker and environmentalist Jeff Gibbs and executive produced by Moore, for free on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The film, which initially screened at the Traverse City Film Festival in August, is making its world premiere today on Moore’s YouTube channel via his Rumble Media … Continue reading “Michael Moore Releases ‘Planet Of The Humans’ Documentary For Free On Eve Of Earth Day”

Campaigners attack Japan’s ‘shameful’ climate plans release

Proposals criticised amid fears countries may use coronavirus crisis to rein in commitments  Protesters take part in the global climate strike in Tokyo in November. Japan has been criticised for continuing to build coal-fire power stations. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images Japan has laid out its plans to tackle greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris agreement in the run-up … Continue reading “Campaigners attack Japan’s ‘shameful’ climate plans release”

Canada: LRWC releases legal brief on Canada’s international law obligations to Wet’suwet’en

Canada‘s international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en Full .pdf press release | Full legal brief (.html)  | full  legal brief (.pdf) Photo from Unist’ot’en Camp press release http://unistoten.camp/feb10/ Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada releases international law brief  IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 March 2020 – Canada and British Columbia (BC) are … Continue reading “Canada: LRWC releases legal brief on Canada’s international law obligations to Wet’suwet’en”

Unist’ot’en Solidarity Brigade, Mar 7: Explosive Letter Released shows Horgan lied about RCMP

PRESS RELEASE: Wet’suwet’en, BC Civil Liberties Association, and Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs release explosive letter revealing BC solicitor general authorized RCMP deployment contradicting public statements.Despite Horgan and other politicians repeatedly saying they could not control police actions it has come out that the BC Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth declared a “provincial emergency” … Continue reading “Unist’ot’en Solidarity Brigade, Mar 7: Explosive Letter Released shows Horgan lied about RCMP”