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NDP MP Hélène Laverdière, middle, met with Ensaf Haidar, second to the right, the wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi, and their three children on the Hill on Oct. 31. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
Human rights activist Ensaf Haidar, the wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi, and their children, visited NDP MP Hélène Laverdière on the Hill last week to champion his case.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.