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An Open Letter to Tim Cook for an End of Labour Abuses in Apple’s Supply Chain
26 March 2012
Mr. Tim Cook
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Dear Mr. Cook,
We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations and labour unions, demand that Apple ensure decent working conditions at all its suppliers.
An Open letter Mr. Hugh McFadyen,Leader of the Official Opposition - Susanne McCrea, Executive Director of the Boreal Forest Network
The Boreal Forest Network (BFN), a member organization of the international Taiga Rescue Network, has been actively involved, since the late 1980s, in building partnerships with First Nations communities on the East side of Lake Winnipeg, with national and international non-governmental organizations and with local, national and international media outlets to highlight the need to promote and preserve one of the last remaining large intact boreal forest in the world, an area of significant outstanding, universal, cultural and natural values.
‘A Proposed Hate Communication Restriction and Freedom of Expression Protection Act: A Possible Compromise to a Continuing Controversy’ by Edward H. Lipsett, B.A. LL.B.
Published in UNDERNEATH THE GOLDEN BOY, VOLUME 6, September 2009
Banning Israel anti-apartheid weeks at universities, A Reply to David Matas, Senior Legal Counsel, B’nai Brith - Howard S. Davidson
Written by: Howard S. Davidson[i]
“If this bloc of millions of Palestinians cannot vote, that will be an apartheid state."
Ehud Barak, Israel’s Minister of Defence, February 2010
(Revised remarks prepared for the delivery at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties Forum 21 October 2010)
Universities should ban Israel anti-apartheid weeks. Why they should do so takes some explanation.
There is no apartheid in Israel. That much is obvious even from a cursory glance.
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On October 21st, 2010 the Manitoba Association of Rights & Liberties, the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Manitoba & the Faculty of Law, and the University of Manitoba were pleased to present a discussion and panel presentation entitled:
Freedom of Expression & Its Limits
The following panellists attendent, offering presentations and discussion to a full house.
Ideology on the freedom of expression
As the old cliché goes: “one person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.” This implies that certain values are ultimately subjective, which is a lesson that is often overlooked or even ignored in Canadian politics when it comes to deeply partisan issues. Case in point: the recent arrival of former British Member of Parliament, George Galloway.
On Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 an Ontario Court Judge(Justice Himel) released a monumental 131 page decision striking down 3 laws relating to prostitution in Canada. Prostitution itself is currently not illegal in Canada, however actions surrounding prostitution are criminalized including: keeping a common bawdy house, communicating for the purposes of prostitution and living on the avails of the trade. Justice Himel deemed these 3 Criminal Code provisions "are not in accord with the principles of fundamental justice.", contrary to the Charter and therefore were struck down.
Much attention has been given to the unlawful detainment of protesters at the recent G20 summit in Toronto. But what exactly is the bigger picture?