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SECURITY CAMERAS FOR "AT RISK NEIGHBOURHOODS"

The Toronto Police Services Board, has recently approved an additional 11 cameras, to be added to the 15 security cameras, that already existed in "high risk neighbourhoods" in Toronto. This will give 24 hr coverage of those neighbourhoods that the police has also deemed, as being more criminal than others. Among the factors that went into their decision, was also the socio-economic level of those communities. The problem with this also, is that some of those neighbourhoods in question, has also a higher visibility of minorities and they are also considered, by the Toronto police, as worth watching. The economic gap between the poor and the rich, has also put the former in the category, of being watched by the police and for the simple fact, that, those on the lowest economic scale, are also minorities. Their actions besides promoting racism, also does not help to promote human rights either. The specific neighbourhoods, in which the cameras were installed, are also being ke…

Canada Rejects UN Human Rights Recommendations

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UNITED NATIONS - Canada has told the United Nations that more than half of the 68 recommendations which other countries says will improve Canada's human rights standards are unacceptable. In an address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Canada has rejected outright 14 of the recommendations issued in March and partially rejected another 22. Rejected advice touched on issues that included racial discrimination, aboriginal rights,fighting poverty and seeking clemency for Canadians facing the death penalty overseas.
For instance Canada also rejected a recommendation from Egypt that called for the training of judges and prosecutors on the nature of race-based hate crimes.
Canada has also rejected recommendations from Russia and Ghana to launch a national poverty-elimination program. Canada has said that provinces and territories have jurisdiction in that area. On the death penalty Canada also rejected calls by Denmark and the Netherlands to seek clemency for Canadians facing cap…

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff Comments

Ignatieff's Not So Very Sentimental Views About His Native Canada. And Also His Very Pro Israeli Attitude Was Also Revealed.
At a 2005 lecture at the University of Dublin’s Trinity College Ignatieff exhorted his views on his native country in his statements about Canada's human rights issues when he also berated Canadians for trading on Canada’s “entirely bogus reputation as peacekeepers for 40 years." He also followed this up by stating that Canadians also favoured “hospitals and schools and roads” over international citizenship. “If you are a human rights defender and you want something done to stop [a] massacre, you have to go to the Pentagon, because no one else is serious,” Ignatieff said.
"It’s disgusting in my own country... Canada, but they would rather bitch about their rich neighbour to the south than actually pay the note” he said in response to a question about peacekeeping. “To pay the bill to be an international citizen is not something that they want to …

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: NONEXISTENT

The Global Integrity 2008 Report has labeled Canada as so called "Moderate" in its World's Most Detailed Assessment of Government Integrity and Democracy. The report which assesses the strength and weakness of national level anti corruption system has also found that "Canada is struggling with the controlling influence of money in the political process." Among the areas that has received the lowest ratings in regards to corruption are legislative accountability, judicial accountability, civil service regulations and law enforcement. The report is also in the opinion of some also deficient. Compared to other countries around the world no serious actions has ever been taken against any Canadian government officials who has acted corruptly. There has been investigations plenty but for those corrupt government officials no direct punishments has ever really been handed out. They have somehow managed to avert all of this during the process. The worst that they have…

HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE: HOW THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAS CARRIED OUT THE TORTURE OF PERSONS DIRECTLY

Let the truth be told that the Canadian government also tortures people directly. This fact is now being uncovered because of those victims of the Canadian government who are now speaking out about its role in the torture of persons in this country. Their stories are available to all and is a testament also to human rights abuse in that country which are also carried out directly by the Canadian government and which also can no longer be ignored. It is no secret that Canada's police agencies such as CSIS, the RCMP and the local police has carried out the torture of individuals on a regular basis as well as in ways that are also fundamentally against human rights. Those police agencies has also used extreme measures including the use of both physical and psychological torture against those subjected to such treatment and this has also been carried out against the knowledge of the general public. The Globe and Mail Canada's news agency has also stated on this issue "how mo…

THE HUMAN RIGHTS AGENDA

Canada and the war in Sudan
The operation of Canadian oil companies in the Sudan has cause economic hardship, for the Sudanese people who has not only faced civil unrest in their country from that government itself which has also profited from those foreign oil companies but many Sudanese were also killed or displaced by these civil unrest for which their government is also to be blamed and for working with those foreign oil companies to exploit them even more. Exploitation and greed is what has kept those oil companies in the Sudan and other places like South America. Talisman Oil is one of those Canadian companies that has exploited the resources of the Sudanese people without giving any thing back to the people. That in my opinion is a human rights violation. To profit off of the people for their own benefit. Canada and its global conglomerate of oil companies in Africa and other countries around the world has also violated international human rights standards through its exploita…

WHY THESE T.O. PUBLIC OFFICIALS SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH CORRUPTION

MARIA VARLOKOSTAS is the current Manager of Funds and Risk Management with the Toronto Social Housing Unit and these others. TONI MULGREW, PHIL BROWN, ADAM SHERMAN, HOWARD RUBENHOFF and JANET DAVIS, Toronto City Councillor should be investigated for corruption in how they go about hiring public companies and distributing funds to those companies whose actions are questionable. They also do everything possible to keep those companies on the City's payroll even after it has been proven that their actions goes against public interest. Councillor Janet Davis is the chairperson for several of those committees that oversees the hiring and funding of those companies including also those for the Toronto Social Housing Unit and she has also been instrumental in overlooking public complaints against some of those publicly appointed companies in order to keep them on the City's payroll. As for Maria Varlokostas who is the Manager of Funds and Risk Management for the Toronto Social Housin…