Tag Archives: Michael Byers

Hawks versus doves

Last weekend’s National Post published a letter from Senator Pamela D. Wallin questioning the independence and expertise of three critics of the Department of National Defence’s purchase of F-35 fighter jets on the basis that all of them have ties to the Rideau Institute. Dismissing the Rideau Institute as an organization that “routinely criticizes Canada’s military spending”, […]

Byers: Time to resolve Arctic disputes

Earlier this week, Russia and Norway resolved a 40-year dispute over their boundary in the Barents Sea. Canada should follow this positive Russian-Norwegian precedent, says UBC professor Michael Byers, stop its military posturing, and work to resolve the remaining disputes over Canada’s Arctic boundaries (Michael Byers, “It’s time to resolve our Arctic differences,” Globe and […]

Call for ICC investigation of Canadian military and diplomats

UBC Professor Michael Byers and human rights expert Professor William A. Schabas of the National University of Ireland have called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to expand its preliminary examination of alleged war crimes by Canadian officials in and related to Afghanistan. In a letter  written to ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on 3 December, […]

Tighter U.S. grip binds Canadians

I contributed to this report in today’s Toronto Star. – Steve ANALYSIS Aug 09, 2008 04:30 AM Tighter U.S. grip binds Canadians Thomas Walkom National Affairs Columnist More shakeups in the Afghan war. The New York Times reports that the U.S. has decided to merge American and NATO troops under one command. Technically, NATO would […]