An Epilogue for America: How Canada went from “here to help” to “here to lead”

By Danielle M. Cameron & Richard Forbes. Featured Image via Evan Vucci. "We are the leaders of the free and democratic world and this does not seem to be an excellent example of democracy we are setting." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1956. In a League of Its Own Schoolkids flood the squeaky Jeffersonian halls as their … Continue reading An Epilogue for America: How Canada went from “here to help” to “here to lead”

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For war-torn Syria, a diplomatic solution is the only solution

By Richard Forbes. It's fair to say despite political unrest in Syria, the UK and Sweden, a slow news week had crept passed us Canadians by hump day. We - exhausted with the antics of our southern neighbor's president - were resigned to enjoying the finer things in life beyond Donald Trump. Speaking of chutzpah: … Continue reading For war-torn Syria, a diplomatic solution is the only solution

On Muskrat Falls, province traces a path to reconciliation

By Caitlin Sylvia & Richard Forbes. In a week where agreements have proved rare and elusive, one appears to have been tentatively reached in the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dispute between indigenous peoples and Newfoundland and Labrador. Protesters in Labrador and in Ottawa, through standoffs and hunger strikes, had been raising public attention around the potential … Continue reading On Muskrat Falls, province traces a path to reconciliation

Restoring Canada’s peacekeeping tradition means reinventing it

By Ronny Al-Nosir. The Trudeau Administration is set to revive the country's legacy of peacekeeping in its efforts to reengage Canada with ongoing conflicts in Africa. Justin Trudeau’s oft-quoted phrase, “Canada is back”, is a very strong indicator of his intentions: a return to what made Canada the country it is today. But to do … Continue reading Restoring Canada’s peacekeeping tradition means reinventing it

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

Let’s Not Throw the UN out with the Bathwater

By Richard Forbes, Editor. Featured image via CP. Richard Forbes studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Winner of the Peter Woolstencroft Prize in Canadian Politics (2015). This article was lovingly typed on his 1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe – made in Canada; when typewriters were tanks, Newfoundland became a province and St Laurent was PM. Follow him on … Continue reading Let’s Not Throw the UN out with the Bathwater