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

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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

We mustn’t let the stories of missing and murdered aboriginal women go forgotten

By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. This time last week the federal government was announcing the official launch for the long anticipated inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. The launch took place at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, with three ministers at hand, who shared their thoughts and their hopes … Continue reading We mustn’t let the stories of missing and murdered aboriginal women go forgotten

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

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