Trump’s reckless behaviour puts the world at needless risk. It is also the single biggest obstacle to marshalling a truly global response to the twin existential threats of climate catastrophe and the devastation of nature.
We may not have the option of electing a government ready to make the sweeping changes necessary to avoid the twin disasters of climate breakdown and ecological collapse . But we must do our utmost to ensure that we don’t end up with a leader who will stand in the way.
With the USA ramping up its global military activity and eschewing UN-led peace and security efforts, Canada must restore and expand its leadership on war prevention and peaceful conflict resolution.
Canada is in urgent need of a progressive, innovative, and effective defence and security policy for the 21st Century.
David Petrasek suggests 10 steps the Liberals can take right away to help Canada re-establish itself as an active middle power committed to multilateralism and international law.
On September 17, Ceasefire.ca conducted an online survey of the Ceasefire.ca community on the importance of 10 global policy issues in the federal election.