Canada could be ‘land of human rights’ – The Aquinian

by ahnationtalk on November 11, 2015522 Views

Vigod lecturer calls for Trudeau to implement 12-point agenda

In his lecture at St. Thomas Wednesday, the secretary-general of Amnesty International recounted what one European ambassador told him about how Canada’s recent approach to human rights is viewed by outsiders.
“He described us as sometime a champion, often an obstacle, most frequently a puzzle and never predictably a partner,” Alex Neve said.

In front of a Ted Daigle Auditorium that had people sitting in the aisles, Neve gave the annual Vigod Memorial Lecture on the same day Justin Trudeau and his cabinet were sworn in. . For Neve, with a new federal government, this is the time for Canada to become the human rights champions we once were.

Neve outlined a 12-point agenda Canada should adopt to become “the land of human rights” we once were seen as.

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