Some of our favourite Ceasefire.ca posts of 2015

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Glancing back at the Ceasefire.ca posts for 2015 gives some idea of the many important issues with which we grappled in 2015.

    • We begin with the first of many posts on Canada’s grotesque $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia: Saudi arms deal makes mockery of Canadian values (Peggy Mason, Embassy, 21 January 2015). This is an issue with which the new government must grapple sooner, we hope, rather than later.

 

 

    • On the hugely important issue of Bill C-51, here is my personal favourite: Mary Walsh takes on Stephen Harper and Bill C-51 (CBC television, 12 March 2015). The new government has promised parliament will get a meaningful opportunity to review and amend (and we hope largely discard) the bill.

 

 

    • We have been calling for a full public and parliamentary review of Canadian defence and security policy since February of 2015.  See A Canadian defence and security policy for the 21st century (Peggy Mason, Embassy, 13 May 2015). The Liberal government has promised a review early in their mandate.

 

 

 

 

  • For the critically important federal election in October 2015, we set up an entirely new set of web pages. Among other bells and whistles were some great political cartoons accompanying the links. See New! Canada Election Watch 2015 (24 July 2015).

 

Let us resolve to work even harder in 2016 for peace, justice and global security.  Onward!

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