Canada’s Pro-Democracy Movement

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January 29, 2010

People take to the streets accusing Prime Minister of shutting down Parliament to avoid a war crimes inquiry into his administration.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has single-handedly shut down Parliament. It is the second time he has done this since being re-elected in October of 2008. Critics claim that the move was used this time in order to postpone an inquiry into accusations of war crimes complicity for members of his administration and the Canadian military. Stemming from evidence that Canada continued handing- over people detained in the War in Afghanistan over to Afghan prisons that they knew practiced torture.

Produced by Jesse Freeston.