We call on the Government of Canada to demonstrate a commitment to international law commensurate with Canada’s historic role therein and befitting a nation seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.
We commend Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for joining with other G7 leaders in support of the WHO and its vital role in confronting the pandemic. We call for that support to include appropriate additional funding.
Canada’s welcome initiative to build international support for a global ceasefire lacks credibility so long as we keep fanning the flames of conflict in Yemen through our continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Veteran Ottawa journalist Ed Hand interviews Ottawa U professor Amir Attaran and Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason on the implications – domestic and international – of the shocking Trump administration decision to block the export of N35 medical-grade masks destined for Canada.
We commend some very positive steps by Canada toward global solidarity against COVID-19 but more are needed. And we remember a towering Canadian intellectual and former RI Board member, Mel Watkins.