The World Economic Forum may be “elitist” but its proposal for “the great reset” to build more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies is a welcome boost to Canada and other nations to get moving on concrete plans to “build back better,” much better.
On World Children’s Day, we look at the conflict between Canada’s arms export and humanitarian aid policies, review a little good news in our UN voting on Palestinian rights and consider how we might help stave off catastrophe in the horn of Africa.
Cancellation of DND plans to influence Canadians through propaganda and other deception operations is the first step. Robust, ethically-based policy that clearly differentiates between activities to inform Canadians and operations targeting adversaries is the second.
Against the backdrop of an incessantly slow vote count, exhausted, anxious and distracted folk at Ceasefire.ca have nonetheless managed to highlight some of the key foreign policy changes in a new Biden administration.