Canada should instead throw its support wholeheartedly behind UN-facilitated peace negotiations and participate actively in the Vienna process of the Syrian Support Group.
The Harper Government is slashing its care for veterans, closing libraries and disposing of books, shutting down primary services like Canada Post mail delivery and curbing funding of the arts and science, all in the name of austerity. Yet the government is still overspending on defence!
Canadians are about to find out what up to five years of majority government are like with Stephen Harper as Prime Minister. We all have our own opinions of the Prime Minister, of course, but for a foreign view it is well worth reading the U.S. State Department’s analysis (or the analysis of one of […]
With the notable and limited exception of the proposed F-35 purchase, the issues of war and peace have been almost entirely absent from the current federal election campaign, even though the country is now involved in two on-going wars. The major parties have all published election platform documents, however, and these policy statements do occasionally […]
The Liberal Party released its latest “Red Book”, its election platform document, on April 3rd (Your Family. Your Future. Your Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, 2011). The foreign and security policy elements of the document for the most part reaffirm the positions the Liberals took in the international policy document they released last June, Canada […]
Yes, I can donate $25 to stop the stealth fighters Dear peace supporter, It’s been a pitched media battle with Harper’s Conservatives and his corporate defence lobby since I last wrote you. And as you will read below, it’s about billions of dollars in military sales, deceit, corporate and government collusion, and an orchestrated campaign […]