This week we celebrate the coming into force of the new nuclear ban treaty and we consider how Canada can rebuild and retool its diplomatic capacity to help nurture a genuinely progressive American foreign policy.
On 11 Jan 2021 RI President Peggy Mason joined two other panelists and host Steve Paikin to consider major foreign policy challenges in 2021.
On Thursday 10 Dec 2020 the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development heard virtual testimony from leading civil society organizations including RI President Peggy Mason as part of its new study into how Canada regulates its weapons exports.
This week we explore the possibility of US partnership rather than dominance, look in on Civil Society testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee and consider how we can stop a shocking new CBC management initiative to disguise “paid content” – advertising – as news.
In honour of UN Day on October 24th, we recall the enduring values of the UN Charter, take stock of progress toward peace in Libya, applaud Biden proposals to lower nuclear risks and challenge Canada to turn from laggard to leader in managing arms exports responsibly.
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.