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.
Today’s blog post looks at some important steps forward in the Yemeni peace process, French activism against selling arms to the Saudis and some hard-hitting questions for those who support the US-led effort to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
We are in pre-election planning mode. Join us in our urgent effort to energize and mobilize progressives in all the federal parties to develop strong, innovative peacebuilding platforms.