Harper defence doesn’t fly for human rights lawyers
- December 3, 2007
- David Baker
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The Canadian Law Times today published a piece on the reaction of human rights lawyers to a defence the Harper government has provided Parliament in response to allegations Canada’s secret no-fly list may violate the Charter of Rights.
Bakerlaw’s Nicole Chrolavicius is quoted extensively in the piece. Ms. Chrolavicius represents Shahid Mahmood, a Pakistan-born Canadian citizen who has filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission after Air Canada prevented him from boarding a flight without explanation.
“Our major concern is the equality issue,” Nicole tells Law Times. “The Muslim and Arab population seems to be the population targeted by these no-fly lists.”
Read the full article in the Canadian Law Times.