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2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Canada Chapter

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Canada is a constitutional monarchy with a federal parliamentary government. In a May 2011 free and fair multiparty federal election, the Conservative Party, led by Stephen Harper, won a majority of seats in the federal parliament and formed a government. Civilian authorities maintained effective control over the security forces, which did not commit ...
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Empowering Muslim Communities

In a two-day visit organized by the U.S. Consulate, Tayyibah Taylor, founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah magazine, spoke to audiences in London and Toronto regarding the identity and representation of Muslims in North America. Throughout her visits, Taylor stressed the importance of educating both Muslim and non-Muslim communities about the non-monolithic nature of the ...
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U.S. Officers Decorated by Governor General

  On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, presented 35 Meritorious Service Decorations (Military Division) to members of Canadian Armed Forces and allied forces, military servicemen and women whose specific achievements have brought honor to the Canadian Armed Forces and to Canada. Among the ...
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