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Posted by Joan Russow

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 17:01

By Joan Russow Global Compliance Research Project, Ecological Rights Association*


In Canada, Cabinet ministers have the title of Honourable. Are the current cabinet Ministers 'honourable?


*The Honourable Vic Toews, the Canadian Minister of Public Safety is burying rights enshrined under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by being willing to use torture in “exceptional minister and by requiring minimum sentences


And he is burying rights enshrined under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by giving the police increased powers to monitor citizen


*The Honourable Jason Kenny, the Canadian Minister of Immigration is burying rights protected under Article 3 of the 1951 convention Relating to the Status of Refugees by treating refugees from “safe” countries differently from those from “unsafe” countries which violates the non-discrimination on the ground of country of origin


*The Honourable Peter Kent, the Canadian Minister of the environment is burying the rights of future generations by failing to abide by article 2 of the UNFCCC -stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. And by obstructing progress in implementing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto protocol


*The Honourable John Duncan, the Canadian Minister of Indian Affairs is burying the rights of indigenous peoples by declaring that the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is only “aspirational’ and not legally binding.


*The Honourable Joe Oliver the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources is burying obligations enshrined under the Convention on biological Diversity, to conserve biodiversity and under the UN Framework on Climate Change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and conserve carbon sinks by continuing to permit production of oil in the tar sands and by proposing the Enbridge and keystone pipelines


*The Honourable Bev Oda, the Canadian Minister of International Cooperation is burying the extraterritorial rights of citizens in other states where Canadian mining companies operate by funding NGOs to soften the opposition to Canadian mining operations.


"Canada (WUSC) has partnered Rio Tinto Alcan; Plan Canada is paired up with IAMGOLD; and World Vision Canada has joined forces with Barrick Gold. This new funding approach raises some serious ethical and political questions about the role of NGOs, and constitutes a veritable PR coup for a mining industry that has racked up quite the rap sheet of environmental and human rights abuses".


*The Honourable Lisa Raitt, the Canadian Minister of Labour is burying labour rights enshrined in the International Labour Organization Conventions


*The Honourable Peter MacKay, the Canadian Minister of Defence, is burying the right to security of Canadians by continuing to allow US nuclear powered and nuclear arms capable vessels circulating in Canadian waters and berthing in Canadian ports, and by permitting and participating in war games, such as Exercise Trident Fury


* the Honourable Gary Goodyear refocussed the NRC:"NRC plays a pivotal role at the heart of Canada's innovation system," said the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology). "The refocused NRC will provide Canadian industries with access to strategic research and development, technical services and specialized scientific infrastructure they need to succeed."



*The Right Honourable Stephen Harper the Prime Minister of Canada is ambitious and he has removed all checks and balances that would interfere with his rule over the Harper Government and Harper Canada



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