The Issue of Aboriginal Rights

On Thursday last the draft text of the Article 2 of the Climate Change Agreement referred to “The respect, protection, promotion and fulfilment of human rights for all including indigenous peoples.” By Friday the text of the Article had been revised, dropping any reference to “indigenous peoples”. Friday’s Article included many more words that could be …

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Where does Canada stand?

Prime Minister Trudeau addressed a plenary session of COP 21.  In his remarks he identified several factors that distinguish his Government from the previous Conservative Government. Most importantly Climate Change will be a priority during his term of office.  That is a change that Canadian voters will welcome.  Recent public opinion polls confirm a big change …

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