The Anti-Terrorism Act

In the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Canada adopted an Anti-terrorism Act. NAWL spoke out against adoption of the Act. We argued that as women and as feminists, we understood the need to take action against terrorism. Indeed, we have been fighting against domestic sexual terrorism that forces approximately 100,000 abused women…

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The Impact of the Anti-Terrorism Act

In the aftermath of the horrifying events of 9/11, the government of Canada introduced Bill C-36. It was far-reaching: an omnibus bill, cobbled together in haste while the country was still in a state of shock and crisis, bordering on hysteria. As Calvin White (Ottawa Citizen, Oct. 15/01) wrote, Canada was shocked to the core…

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Bill C-36: The Anti-terrorism Act

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. At the urging of the United States after September 11th, governments in Europe and North America adopted stringent anti-terrorism measures. Canada responded to the call by passing tough new legislation. Bill C-36, now the Anti-terrorism Act (S. C. 2001, c. 41, online at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/Bills_House_Government.asp?Language=E&Parl=37&Ses=1) received Royal Assent on…

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Women Launch Declaration Against War and Racism, for Peace and Justice

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. We wish to express out profound sorrow and shock at the devastation and tremendous loss suffered by our sisters and brothers in the United States of America. Our thoughts go to the innocent victims who died, and their families and friends who must now endure indescribable grief and…

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