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January 12, 2023
NEW YORK — A leading human rights group says Canada is failing to address long-standing abuses, delivering a scathing rebuke of what it calls the federal government’s inadequate climate policy and violations of the rights of Indigenous people and immigration detainees.
Human Rights Watch says more than two-dozen First Nations remain under long-term drinking water advisories, despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to bring that number down to zero.
The New-York based rights group also says Canada’s border agency continues to operate without oversight, detaining some asylum-seekers indefinitely.
The criticisms levelled in the group’s annual “World Report” extend to Canada’s climate change policy, as well.
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