If Canada is to win a UN Security Council seat over UN stalwarts, Norway and Ireland, then we need to think big. Now is the time for Canada to throw its weight squarely behind a UN Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS).
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?
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.
It’s not too soon to start thinking about the upcoming federal election. We are working hard to ensure there will be vigorous debate of Canada’s new arms export policy, the lack of leadership on nuclear disarmament and the need to do much, much more in support of UN peacekeeping.
Canada can make an important contribution to building a sustainable peace in Mali, through the provision of peacekeepers and by supporting the crucial non-military aspects of the mandate.
Canada has been absent so long from UN peacekeeping that our military leadership simply does not understand its value in building a sustainable peace.