Sunday, May 07, 2006

Is Canada fit to sit on a UN Human Rights Council?

by Kate Harries

Canada's dealings with aboriginal people in Ontario and Alberta are being used to cast doubt on its qualifications to join a new United Nations human rights body. Representatives of the Six Nations of the Grand in Southern Ontario and the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation in Northern Alberta were in Geneva this week to give different UN human rights bodies a similar message: Canada should be held to account. Federal officials will be questioned in Geneva today and Monday about Canada's record.

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