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Canadians could be forgiven for being confused about how their fellow citizens really feel about Khadr's payout, especially if they were among those relying on the recent Angus Reid poll that launched the Cons' latest anti-Muslim campaign Read more

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Don Pratt

The Lebanese-born former Carleton University professor has been in pre-trial detention in France without charge since 2014, despite recent calls for his release from Amnesty International and others Read more


To call Khadr a terrorist or murderer is ludicrous in the extreme – the incident that led to his capture was clearly a firefight with distinct combatants on both sides. Nobody was out to terrorize anybody. Read more

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Spy agency’s first public report in two years on the threat posed by terrorism in Canada has a slippery ­relationship with reality Read more

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A survey of America's biggest news networks showed that there were 88 Michael Zehaf-Bibeau stories and 15 Alexandre Bissonnette stories, a ratio of about six to one, in the aftermath of each attack Read more

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Despite court victories and long-promised amendments to C-51, agencies that work in the shadows like CSIS and the RCMP still wield extraordinary powers over our privacy rights Read more

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Aaron Driver's death follows a steady trend of thwarted so-called terror attacks in Canada, which reportedly had bloodthirsty objectives but no actual real means to commit them Read more

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As long as Canada participates in wars overseas, it has no moral or legal basis to claim that it should be free from attack Read more

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Trump's pronouncements on Orlando gay club shooting becomes the latest sickening permutation in America's twisted war with itself on terror Read more

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Are more airstrikes on ISIS really the answer to Friday's bloodshed in Paris? What the world's editorial writers are saying about where we go from here in the fight against global terrorism Read more

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Brittany Smith

Nationwide rallies call on the Senate to reject Harper government's "anti-terrorism" Bill that critics charge will create police state-like laws Read more

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Perhaps now Canadians grounded in over a decade’s worth of the Harper government's war on terror will rethink not only Khadr's case, but also those of other young people who are the focus of a related moral panic Read more

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R. Jeanette Martin

Demonstrators say increased powers given to CSIS and police will infringe on privacy under the guise of anti-terror Read more

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Candlelight Vigil - in honor of the victims

Cheol Joon Baek

Jordanian community and supporters gather to honour pilot Muath Al-Kasasebeh Read more


Media-fuelled speculation caused widespread panic when a lone gunamn took Parliament Hill – what’s going to happen if we face a real sophisticated attack like 9/11? Read more

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A performance of questions and answers plays with violence in the world and our reaction to it Read more