The worst of Harper’s legacy comes back to haunt Tories

By Richard Forbes. The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) convened in a roomy Rideau committee room at 1 Wellington Street this week to discuss the refugee processing of vulnerable minorities from Syria and Iraq. But what began as yet another cheap opportunity for the Tories to paint the new government as deaf to … Continue reading The worst of Harper’s legacy comes back to haunt Tories

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Ottawa’s response to the Yezidi Genocide is a debate as old as genocide itself

By Richard Forbes. Over three thousand women and children are being imprisoned and enslaved by ISIL, the UN Human Rights Council reported this week – confirming the fears of many. Women used as sex slaves; children, indoctrinated and exploited as child soldiers; men, missing and presumed dead – the vast majority of these victims of war crimes forced … Continue reading Ottawa’s response to the Yezidi Genocide is a debate as old as genocide itself