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Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa June 17, 2013. Kenney said June 23, 2013 that Alberta will compile a list of damages for the federal government to pay for.
Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa June 17, 2013. Kenney said June 23, 2013 that Alberta will compile a list of damages for the federal government to pay for.
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On human rights, a plea for Canada to take some constructive criticism

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Canada has a good record as a country where human rights are generally respected. So why is it so touchy about the topic?

That’s a question left from a reading of a report on Canada released Wednesday by the human-rights watchdog Amnesty International.