June 2016, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk, announced Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Minimum Age Convention, 1973. For full article visit here.
May 10, 2016, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced that Canada will remove objector status to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). “We intend nothing less than to adopt and implement the declaration in accordance with the Canadian Constitution.” For full article, visit: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/canada-adopting-implementing-un-rights-declaration-1.3575272
May 2016, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephan Dion announced, at an event with Amnesty International, that Canada is “taking the first steps towards joining the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture”. For the full article, visit: http://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/news/canada-join-torture-prevention-protocol-550207395
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