Canada 'part of the problem' when it comes to human rights: Amnesty

The rights group's international leader says recent policies on the Middle East, corporate social responsibility and refugees means the country is no longer a rights champion—and they're hoping Canadians think about that during the election.

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“The world has always seen Canada as a human rights champion, but it’s increasingly ending up on the wrong side of important human rights debates,” Amnesty International secretary-general Salil Shetty says.
Avinash Gavai
Published: Thursday, 03/31/2011 12:00 am EDT

Canada’s longstanding reputation as an international human rights champion has all but disappeared in recent years, with the country now seen as “part of the problem, rather than the solution,” Amnesty International’s worldwide leader says.

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