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.
Our blog considers an exciting new idea to take the politics out of Canada’s arms exports controls through an independent, impartial agency. And we celebrate the granting of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the UN World Food Programme.
We examine the corrupting influence of an out-of-control “military-industrial complex” in America and troubling signs of the same mechanism at work in Canada, undercutting our diplomatic efforts abroad.