Whatever the outcome of Canada’s Security Council bid, robust mechanisms for sustained, substantive civil society engagement are an indispensable part of enhancing Canadian capacity for UN leadership on peace and security.
Canada should engage much more fully in the Doha Forum multilateral dialogue process, both as an extremely worthwhile endeavour in its own right, and as a much-needed counterbalance to our troubling relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
We are in pre-election planning mode. Join us in our urgent effort to energize and mobilize progressives in all the federal parties to develop strong, innovative peacebuilding platforms.
In our Open Letter to the Prime Minister, civil society calls for an end to Canada’s unconscionable support for illegal, coercive measures against Venezuela in favour of impartial conflict resolution.
Please help us turn our Prime Minister’s welcome rhetoric in support of human rights and the international rule of law from mere words to meaningful deeds.
While Ceasefire.ca takes a one-week break, let the Prime Minister know that Canadians share his determination to stand up to Saudi Arabian bullying.