Highlights/Ralph Goodale

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, Politics, Society

RCMP faces another hurdle trying to clean up its act

Black RCMP officers–both current and former–are coming forward with stories of racist treatment in Canada’s national police force, charges the force is calling “deeply troubling.” The complaints–expressed to Radio-Canada–come two months after Public Security Minister Ralph Goodale announced he was» 


Pot possession pardon bill heading to the House

Canadians will likely find out Friday how the government plans to speed up and lower the costs of pardons for pot possession crimes that took place before Canada legalized marijuana on Oct. 17. A bill would fulfil a promise Public» 

International, Politics, Society

Ottawa won’t heed U.S. call to return ISIS fighters

Canada will not answer a call by Washington that U.S. allies bring ISIS volunteers home to face prosecution. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the proposition is too risky. Instead, Goodale says, Ottawa will continue to work with its allies» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Goodale warns of growing right-wing hate

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says hate groups, including white supremacists and neo-Nazis, are a growing threat in Canada. And, Goodale says, internet providers have an obligation to make sure they don’t provide a platform for spreading fear and hate.» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Liberals introduce bill to change prison solitary confinement rules

The Canadian government has taken the first step to eliminating solitary confinement in federal prisons. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale introduced legislation Tuesday that would–among other things–overhaul how inmates are separated from the general prison population. Under the proposed plan,» 

Immigration & Refugees

Border agency to use technology to reduce immigration detention

Canada’s border agency will start using voice reporting and electronic tracking tools to keep tabs on some foreign nationals suspected of immigration violations as an alternative to detaining them, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced Tuesday. Under Canada’s immigration rules, the federal government» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Canadian government reviewing refugee claims process

In the wake of last weekend’s violent attack in Edmonton that saw five people, including a police officer injured, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government has begun a review of its handling of refugee claims. “We are looking» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Reports says Edmonton suspect was ordered deported from U.S.

Canadian media outlets, including the CBC, Canadian Press and the Globe and Mail, are reporting that the man accused to carrying out an attack in Edmonton last weekend was ordered deported from the United States in 2011. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif,» 

International, Politics, Society

Chelsea Manning says she’s been barred from Canada

Chelsea Manning, hailed as a heroic whistleblower by some and a heinous traitor by others, says she was barred from entering Canada last Friday. In a message on social media, Manning says she was told she was barred permanently. Citing» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Canada to upgrade its immigration detention system

The federal government will invest $138 million into the country’s immigration detention system, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced today. Speaking during a visit to one of the country’s three immigration detention centres in Laval, north of Montreal, Goodale»