Canada must reinstate funding for UNRWA immediately as well as taking further concrete action to end the war in Gaza and build a lasting peace. And it must get serious about helping build prospects for peace in Ukraine.
Only real American leverage can stop the Israeli carnage in Gaza and secure the release of the hostages. This is what Canada and other western allies must demand now.
Canada must act in accordance with its professed strong support for international law and the International Court of Justice by calling on Israel to fully comply with the ICJ rulings.
The only way to avoid untold further civilian deaths and injuries in Gaza and to ensure the resumption of vital, life-saving humanitarian aid – two objectives the US says it shares – is for an immediate truce resumption which leads to a permanent ceasefire.
With a fragile humanitarian truce in place to allow for hostage and prisoner releases and somewhat increased aid to flow into Gaza, we must continue to call on our government to exert every effort for a full ceasefire now.
We briefly update the grim military picture in Ukraine and then focus on the unimaginable suffering in Gaza, and our demand for Canada to commit to an immediate ceasefire, full humanitarian access to Gaza and the urgent release of hostages.