As Ceasefire reported a few months ago, the Harper government’s firearms ideology may be standing in the way of progress on an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT is a proposed multilateral treaty aimed at controlling the international trade in conventional firearms. The treaty is currently being planned in a series of preparatory committees, […]
Palestine was admitted as a full member to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on October 31st (Sarah Dilorenzo, “Palestine becomes a full member of UN agency, despite U.S. objection, Globe and Mail, 31 October 2011). In response, the U.S. government has withdrawn all funding to the organization (representing over 20% of the […]
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross operation in Sirte has reported that the organization has been able to provide hospitals in the Libyan town with life-saving supplies such as oxygen and dressing kits after the Red Cross was finally given access to the area on October 1st, following weeks of siege […]
The Rideau Institute has released a new report that provides a critique of the recently announced Shared Vision Declaration between Canada and the United States. The report, called Shared Vision or Myopia: The Politics of Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness and written by former Foreign Service officer and CIA liaison Gar Pardy, examines the threat […]
I encourage you to download our report, and share this note with your friends and colleagues on September 11, so that everyone can take a moment and consider what our government has done over the last decade, and where we want to lead our country in the next decade.
I’m certain he will be remembered as second only to Tommy Douglas himself, one of Canada’s greatest Canadians.