Canadian mediation in Cameroon, constructive co-existence with China, startling Ukraine developments, the origins of Canada’s arms export policy and new space risks are all topics in today’s post.
Our blog (now posted mid-day on Friday) examines the daunting challenges facing our newly appointed Foreign and Defence Ministers and how they can rise to successfully meet them. We wish them well!
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.
Sign a message to Prime Minister Trudeau urging him to ensure that Canadian-made helicopters are not exported to the Philippine military, where they are almost certain to be used in the perpetration of terrible human rights abuses.
Canada needs an export permit control system worthy of a country with a proud history of working to strengthen human rights, international law and international peace and security.
Canada’s commitment to the principles of the Arms Trade Treaty is called into question by deeply flawed accession legislation.