Tax Justice and Human Rights: A Collaborative Symposium

A Collaborative Symposium for Researchers, Students and Activists. 

June 18-20, 2014, McGill University, Montreal.  

Until recently, tax policy was a technical speciality left to experts. Today, researchers, community groups and social justice activists are examining whether government tax policies lead to healthy communities and environments, support people in meeting their needs, and promote the achievement of basic human rights.

Protecting our Common Future: An Assessment of Canada's Fast-Start Climate Finance

This year, a coalition of development and environment organizations commissioned an independent assessment of Canada’s Fast-Start Climate Finance program. Members of the coalition, including the Halifax Initiative, wanted to assess how Canada’s international “fast start” financial commitments were allocated. The assessment raises serious concerns about Canada’s willingness to support developing countries cope with the impacts of climate change.

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