The Government of Canada must resist reckless calls to retaliate against China and develop a public narrative more faithful to the real imperatives driving Canada’s approach to the Meng extradition.
In the wake of our failed Security Council bid, now is the time for Canada to review our foreign policy, rebuild diplomatic capacity and strengthen civil society engagement, while also taking immediate steps to fulfill our declared commitments to foreign aid, peacekeeping, disarmament and international law.
We call on Canada to put its actions where its rhetoric is by nullifying all provisions in its free trade agreement with Israel that do not accord with international law, and to defend the independence of the ICC from renewed US attacks.
Read about, and register for, a lively and timely panel discussion, two days before the UN vote takes place, on Canada’s bid for a seat on the UN Security Council for a two-year period beginning in 2021.
To help prepare the way for an urgently-needed fundamental reimagining of Canada’s role in building a genuinely global security architecture, our government needs to begin all-party and civil society ‘virtual’ consultations on the establishment of a Canadian International Centre for Peace, Order and Good Government.