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  • Jul 20 / 2016
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North America

‘Red Tory’ Segal proposes an active foreign policy for Canada

Should Canada set out to try to save the world from itself? Obviously not. We are indeed an exceptionally successful nation, ranked as one of the most successful in the world according to almost all of the international surveys of national accomplishments. But we are only a middle-sized state, one that has to deal with [...]

  • Jul 20 / 2016
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North America

Military deficit needs attention; Canada needs a force of 100,000 full-time navy, army, special forces, and air force personnel, and at least 50,000 standing and ready reserves

I have visited with Canadian Armed Forces in Bosnia and in Afghanistan and at bases across Canada. I have met and lectured at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, a division of the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston, and I have also lectured at RMC, and I have never failed to be impressed by [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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North America

Liberals grapple with how to return to a new era of UN peacekeeping

OTTAWA _ They had come to reinvent the wheel _ one their Canadian predecessors had played a significant role in shaping some six decades earlier. The closed-door meeting at Global Affairs Canada on Jan. 29, 2016, was a brainstorming session on a topic that, at one time, would have been inconceivable in Canadian government circles: how Canada [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Middle East

Civilian access to water becomes weapon in war

When the people of Aleppo, Syria, turned on their taps in early March, they saw clean, running water for the first time in months. In January, the Islamic State seized the sole water plant that serves the city of Aleppo and shut it down, depriving three million people of drinking water. Syrian forces reclaimed the facility last [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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North America

Canada shows its indifference; Genocide and Christian refugees: Final part of a three-part series

As Islamic extremists systematically target religious minorities in the Middle East and execute a ruthless campaign to wipe out Christians, Yezidis and other vulnerable groups, Canada seems shockingly indifferent to the plight of those facing genocide. Kyle Matthews, a Montreal-based expert on mass atrocities prevention, religious extremism and international issues, is troubled by Canada’s response [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Irwin Cotler: ‘Never again,’ again and again

This week marks an important moment of remembrance and reminder, of bearing witness and public warning. For it marks the 22nd anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide – an unspeakable atrocity where one million Rwandans were murdered in a three-month genocidal onslaught that began April 7, 1994. Indeed, what makes the Rwandan Genocide so unspeakable was [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Religious minorities targeted; Part 1 of a three-part series: Genocide and Christian Refugees

It is time for the Trudeau government to take offthe rose-coloured glasses and recognize that organized religiously motivated violence is the top international security threat facing the world in 2016. Assyrians and other ancient Christian communities in Iraq and Syria are being deliberately targeted and systematically wiped out by Islamic State forces. And the Yezidi people are [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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North America

Trudeau expected to announce Canada seeking UN Security Council seat

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce that Canada will seek a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Trudeau is in New York on Wednesday for meetings with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The pair met in Ottawa last month and Trudeau had said Canada would seek a two-year term on the council. It [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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North America

PM Visits United Nations

Host(s): DON MARTIN DON MARTIN: All right, let’s bring in the voice of experience in such weighty matters like the United Nations. Paul Heinbecker is a former Canadian ambassador, serves as permanent representative to the United Nations. All right, is it worth a five year campaign to get a seat on a 15 seat council for [...]

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