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MEDIA ADVISORY: Amnesty International issues 2016 Human Rights “Report Card” for Trudeau government

    December 09, 2016

    Press Conference: Amnesty International issues 2016 Human Rights “Report Card” for Trudeau government

    On December 13, Amnesty International Canada will issue a human rights “report card” for the Trudeau government’s first full calendar year in power at a press conference in Ottawa.

    The end-of-year assessment measures Canada’s progress against the organization’s Human Rights Agenda for Canada, which Amnesty presented to the government in December 2015 in order to help guide its efforts toward the protection of human rights domestically and abroad.

    In its assessment, Amnesty outlines several areas where Canada has achieved significant human rights successes in 2016. It also addresses several areas of notable concern where the Trudeau government has failed to make adequate progress on human rights, or has made decisions which have taken Canada in the wrong direction with troubling human rights implications.  

    Speaking at the press conference will be:

    • Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada (English Branch)
    • Béatrice Vaugrante, Directrice générale, Amnistie internationale Canada francophone
       

    WHERE: Charles Lynch Press Room, Room S-130, Centre Block, Parliament Hill

    WHEN: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13th 2016.

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    For media queries, please contact:

    • Jacob Kuehn, Amnesty International Canada  (English):  +1 613-744-7667 ext. 236; jkuehn@amnesty.ca
    • Anne Sainte-Marie, Amnistie internationale Canada (francophone): +1-514-766-9766 ext. 230; aste-marie@amnistie.ca

     

     

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