On World Children’s Day, we look at the conflict between Canada’s arms export and humanitarian aid policies, review a little good news in our UN voting on Palestinian rights and consider how we might help stave off catastrophe in the horn of Africa.
By taking tough steps to drastically reduce the possibility of Canadian-made armaments fueling conflict and human misery, Canada can demonstrate real leadership. Find out more in today’s blog.
What concept typifies foreign policy under the Justin Trudeau Liberals? Read the details of Canada’s retreat from nuclear disarmament stalwart to nuclear weapons apologist. And is Canada really back?
On Canada’s role in the global arms trade, in responding to the growing nuclear peril, and in helping end the dangerous American confrontation with Iran, the Justin Trudeau Liberals need concrete, credible and courageous diplomatic peacemaking and peacebuilding options.
International and domestic pressure increases as official figures show a dramatic surge in Canadian LAV exports to Saudi Arabia since the Prime Minister stated he was “looking for a way out of the Saudi arms deal”.
In Venezuela, Ukraine and Yemen, the government of Canada must decisively move to embrace new opportunities for diplomatic peacemaking.