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.
Today we examine how a “modernised” Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement bypasses international law; consider the Globe and Mail’s own investigation into Canadian drone technology in Nagorno-Karabakh, and ponder the power of the Canadian gun lobby.
By taking tough steps to drastically reduce the possibility of Canadian-made armaments fueling conflict and human misery, Canada can demonstrate real leadership. Find out more in today’s blog.