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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

Liberals opt to delay the tough tasks

Eight months into their first mandate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s Liberals can head into their long summer break content that Canadians show no sign of buyer’s remorse. The government continues to score well in polls and Trudeau’s personal popularity remains solid. “So far so good” seems to be the general attitude, though it would be wise [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

Canada has ‘defaulted’ on responsibility to protect: Cotler

Liberal statesman Irwin Cotler says Canada has “defaulted” on the “Responsibility to Protect” principle his party once championed by not backing intervention in Syria to stop the slaughter of civilians at the hands of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. “The Liberal party has always had an internationalist dimension to its foreign policy. But if you look back [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Hatred, the Holocaust and the new refugee crisis

The landscape bursts with joy around them — chestnut trees wave their delicate blooms, lilacs perfume the air, birds sing and pirouette overhead. Nature’s beauty is a stark contrast to their march’s purpose: to retrace the Shoah — the Hebrew word for the Holocaust. It should be raining ash. Back then, seven decades ago when [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Dion accepts UN report that calls Daesh attacks on Yazidis genocide

The conclusion is stark and damning: “ISIS has committed, and continues to commit, the crime of genocide, as well as multiple crimes against humanity and war crimes, against the Yazidis.” On Thursday, a report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said that Daesh — also known as ISIS and ISIL — is seeking “to destroy [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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North America

Michael den Tandt: Five ways the Liberals’ policy on genocidal ISIL is a bungled, confusing mess

Fielding questions Wednesday from Conservative Jason Kenney, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion wanly insisted his government lacked the evidence to say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is guilty of genocide. Thursday the minister flip-flopped, in the face of a new UN report providing conclusive evidence thereof. The opposition, no surprise, renewed its call for Canada [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Europe, North America

Zoryan Institute Issues Statement Regarding Canadian and German Atonement, a Model for Turkish Admittance of Committing Genocide

TORONTO, ON –(Marketwired – June 10, 2016) – Zoryan Institute of Canada, and many Canadians, were surprised to hear the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) declare in its Final Report of December 2015 that “cultural genocide” had been committed by our government against Indigenous peoples through the Indian Residential Schools (IRS) systems. Canadians were ashamed [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Addressing Global Affairs Issues

Host(s): DON MARTIN DON MARTIN: Welcome back. Well the Conservatives push hard to pass a motion condemning ISIS for committing a genocide of their enemies in Iraq and Syria. The Liberals say that’s something international authorities should declare. Well here’s the clashing political view on whether Canada should be doing this. Here’s interim Conservative leader Rona [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

John Ivison: Tories’ genocide-recognition legislation could put Liberals in uncomfortable position on ISIL

The Conservatives, in their ceaseless quest to embarrass the government, are set to introduce an opposition day motion calling for MPs to recognize that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has committed genocide against religious minorities such as Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims in Iraq and Syria. Readers may arch their eyebrows in wonder that [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

US approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict

The United States is announcing its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect civilians that the United States was “proud” and “humbled” to join 28 [...]

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