It’s not too soon to start thinking about the upcoming federal election. We are working hard to ensure there will be vigorous debate of Canada’s new arms export policy, the lack of leadership on nuclear disarmament and the need to do much, much more in support of UN peacekeeping.
Canada can make an important contribution to building a sustainable peace in Mali, through the provision of peacekeepers and by supporting the crucial non-military aspects of the mandate.
Is Mali the next opportunity to pitch an armed drone program as a contribution to both the French campaign there and the US-led war against al Qaeda in Western Africa?
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay announced last month that the death toll in the Syrian uprising is approaching 70,000.
Steven Staples argues that Canadians are right to worry about being drawn into the war in Mali.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced on February 14th that Canada will extend its military support for the French operation in Mali for another month.