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.
It is time to align our scientific, economic, diplomatic and political resources to address the health, climate and nuclear dangers that threaten us all.
Canada should add its diplomatic voice to those already urging the USA to lift its sanctions on Iran for the duration of the pandemic and join with others in providing direct humanitarian assistance.
It’s time for Canada to make good on its UN peacekeeping promises with new military and civilian contributions to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.