The Harper government withheld tens of thousands of documents that it was obligated to disclose as part of a human-rights case in which it is accused of discriminating against indigenous children. Now, it is using its failure to hand over the files to try to get the proceedings put on hold.
The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 2007 saying it is wrong for the federal government to pay 22 per cent less for child welfare on reserves than the provinces pay for non-aboriginal welfare services.
Despite many attempts by the government to have the case dismissed, the hearings before the tribunal finally began in February of this year.
But, next Tuesday, Justice Department lawyers will ask for an adjournment of many months while they gather more than 50,000 documents that were required to have already been handed over to the Caring Society’s lawyers under the human-rights commission rules.
Hey so when the federal government got caught illegally hiding 50,000 documents which it was required to turn over for what could potentially be a very large and expensive human rights case, they responded by insisting that they needed the whole proceeding adjourned for months while they collected all those documents.
That’s it. That’s exactly what happened. That’s just how things are now.
This is the government you voted in three times, Canada!
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” In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.
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If you watch just one video today, make it this one.
^^^ What she said.
This video will be very worth your time. I promise.
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Source: stfuconservativesEven if the goal isn’t to make the brand unappealing by associating it with the homeless, Fitch the Homeless is pretty clearly using homeless individuals as props in a political statement that ultimately has little to do with actually helping them. The stated goal is to get as many homeless people as possible to wear A&F clothing. I don’t see how that’s not treating them as faceless, voiceless pawns in this guy’s game. -schwalover
So I should be sleeping but someone has to write down all my TV show ideas.