We call on the Government of Canada to hold consultations with civil society on a new independent centre for international peace and security. It is urgently needed to counter think tank policy advice backed by defence industry funding.
Canada, having declined participation in U.S. strategic ballistic missile defence, should seek opportunities to promote dialogue on moving from destabilizing great power competition to cooperation.
Canada must promote diplomacy and dialogue between the US and North Korea and condemn continued bellicose threats from both sides.
American BMD (known as GMD) is a costly, destabilizing boondoggle that Canada should continue to avoid.
Missile Defence Agency officials and contractors continue to lie with impunity to Congress and the public over the manifold technical problems of GMD.
Rideau Institute President testifies at the National Defence Parliamentary Standing Committee