The storming of the U.S. capitol building even as the final vote count put the Senate back into Democratic hands provides a stark example of the dangers and the promise of American democracy and its implications for global security going forward.
The presidency of Joe Biden is an opportunity for Canada to support a new American foreign policy based on military restraint and responsible statecraft. With your help, we will do everything in our power to ensure that Canada embraces it.
New environmental reports are cause for both hope and alarm and one thing is very clear – traditional military security is not only useless in responding to the climate crisis but is also a massive contributor to it.
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.