Harper has announced that he will fast-track new anti-terrorism laws that will give yet more draconian powers to police forces and spy agencies – including expanding their power of so-called “preventive” arrest. If you want to stop Harper from creating a national “thought police,” please write to your local media. We need to let people […]
“The malaise and desperation that results in young men killing themselves and others is not going to be legislated or policed away. We are going to need at least as much compassion as crackdown.”
It was sadness first and foremost for the tragic loss of two Canadian soldiers – but it was also impelled by our seeming societal inability for whatever reasons ( and hopefully we will eventually find out what those reasons are) to intervene in the lives of two very disturbed young men in a way that […]
The tragic events occurring in Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu this past week, resulting in the deaths of two military personnel, have led to outrage and sadness, but also a recommitment to Canadian values, throughout the country.
The view that one particular religious doctrine is uniquely extremist will not help us understand the cycles of brutality that have fed on years of circulating narratives and images of torture, violent murder, and desecration.
“Canada is well placed, I believe, to play a leading role in the global effort to ensure nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. This will mean, in part, reviving the political and diplomatic effort that characterized Canadian governmental engagement in earlier periods.”