The changes to immigration law and the recent dismantling of the long-gun registry are examples of Canada’s slipping commitment to justice and human rights.

Released by the World Justice Project: Canada’s rankings dropped since last year in six of the eight “Rule of Law” categories. In particular, Canada was ranked 12th out of 19 countries in the Western Europe and North American region on fundamental rights. According to the Index, these rights include “how well countries uphold and protect a modest menu of rights and freedoms that are firmly established under international law including the right to equal treatment and the absence of discrimination, the right to life and security of the person, the due process of the law.”

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