UN human rights review an opportunity to act

Emerging from the UN review was the need for federal action on poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity. The federal government has consistently dismissed this role.

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An attendee at a First Nations Child and Family Caring Society event on Parliament Hill on Feb. 14 in support of Aboriginal child welfare.
Alex Neve, Leilani Farha
Published: Friday, 05/03/2013 1:10 am EDT
Last Updated: Monday, 05/06/2013 8:06 pm EDT

The government of Canada wants the world to believe that we are still a leader in the area of human rights. But in a UN review that wrapped up last week, Canada’s peers have challenged this and expressed numerous concerns about Canada’s human rights record.

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