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Halifax police should release more information on encampment removal, says privacy commissioner | CBC News

Halifax Regional Police have blocked public access for almost a year to files about the removal of homeless encampments and protesters from Halifax parks last August, behaviour the provincial privacy commissioner condemns in a newly released public review report.  Information and Privacy Commissioner Tricia Ralph wrote in her report it’s “essential to an effective, meaningful […]

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Proposed class-action lawsuit targets Ottawa over prison practice set to become illegal | CBC News

A proposed class-action lawsuit recently filed in Nova Scotia could see some former inmates seeking compensation for a prison practice that’s been performed on federal prisoners for years, but which will soon be illegal in Canada.  The practice is called “dry celling.” It is a type of confinement that critics have described as more restrictive and less […]

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Facing criticism, Ottawa to reform affordable housing programs worth billions | CBC News

The federal government is making changes to two of its biggest housing programs in the hope the move will speed up the construction and repair of badly needed affordable rental units.  Last year, a CBC News investigation found many of the “affordable” housing projects under one of those programs had projected rents that were higher than […]

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Canada responds to United Nations after Mi’kmaw treaty fishery complaint | CBC News

Canada submitted its response last month to a United Nations committee after Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia asked the international body to investigate violence against Mi’kmaw fishers during the “moderate livelihood” lobster fishery in the fall of 2020.  However, the federal Heritage Department, which is the lead agency handling the human rights reporting file, […]

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Tenants in Dartmouth, N.S., get eviction notices same day renoviction ban ends | CBC News

On the same day Nova Scotia’s “renoviction” ban was lifted earlier this week, a representative from Elly Archer’s new landlord came to her door with a message.  “He said that we are going to be getting evicted,” Archer told CBC News in an interview Wednesday.  A renoviction occurs when a landlord forces residents to leave a building so it […]