Download the Safe Third Country Agreement Policy Report! This is a joint report by Citizens for Public Justice, STAND Canada, and STAND USA. It discusses various aspects of the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) which came into effect in 2004 with the goal of maintaining the integrity and efficiency of the asylum and refugee system… Read More


Written by Brian Weatherby, Policy Researcher. For over a decade, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been developing a system for monitoring and managing citizen behaviour known as ‘social credit’. The social credit system draws on mass data collection and analysis to assign citizens a credit score reflecting their “trustworthiness” and then allocate corresponding rewards… Read More


Written by Lara Isiolaotan, Director, Strategic Policy. Foreign policy; domestic policy. More often these policies are cleverly developed and aimed at protecting and preventing crimes against the people it serves. In international relations, what is the best strategy to achieve peace, bilateral partnerships, economic growth, immigration and border control, and more? This post seeks to… Read More


Written by Mina Mahdavi and Gild Agyei, Policy Researchers. Reviewed by Diana Anton, Deputy Director, Strategic Policy, and Lara Isiolaotan, Director, Strategic Policy.  Executive Summary  This report examines the impact of COVID-19 on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Completed in June 2019, Canada’s National Inquiry on the MMIWG revealed the case… Read More