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Canada must not be complicit in predatory organ trafficking

After five men were convicted for their role in an international organ-trafficking ring in Kosovo in 2013, the prosecutor had a stern warning for the Canadian government: Ban the purchase of organs in foreign countries. Seven years later, there is still no law in Canada to stop this abhorrent practice. The phenomenon of organ trafficking has been going on for years, and Canadians are willing participants. Some pay thousands of dollars to travel abroad to receive much-needed tra…
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Up against federal ‘boys’ club

The Canadian government is being accused of standing in the way of a popular female Conservative senator and champion of gender equality who is seeking the presidency of the prestigious Inter-Parliamentary Union, a global organization of 179 parliaments. Senator Salma Ataullahjan says she has been met with silence after seeking the support of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister François-Phillippe Champagne for the top post of the international organizatio…
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