- November 26, 2020
This post first appeared on the CIC’s Roundtable blog at opencanada.org.
Sometimes, the most interesting part of a political speech isn’t what is said, but what’s not said. On Thursday, President Barack Obama delivered an address to Australia’s Parliament …READ MORE
Scott’s Simon recent blogpost on Canada and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Persons got a central message right: the importance of Canada playing a strong role abroad in promoting indigenous rights and indigenous issues. And he’s right …READ MORE
Was the Prime Minister’s statement at the APEC Summit of Canada’s interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations a sign of a new export strategy focused on Asia or a move away from our close trading relationship with the …READ MORE
By Roméo Dallaire and Philippe Lagassé
Published in Embassy Magazine, November 16, 2011.
Canada and its NATO allies performed admirably during their recent intervention in Libya. They acted to prevent a predatory regime from potentially committing a mass atrocity; …READ MORE
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which entered force in 1994 and has been ratified by almost all countries, is the leading international institution working on climate change. The Conference of the Parties (COP) supervises implementation of …READ MORE
Contrarianism is always useful for making a splashy headline—and it was perhaps that impulse that led journalist and author David Rieff to publish a New York Times op-ed this week with the ominous title “R2P, R.I.P.”. “At first glance,” he …READ MORE
Lest we forget…
Published on November 11, 2011 in the Globe and Mail.
The latest United Nations report on Iran’s nuclear program has further raised tensions. While the report was notable for its candour, it carefully avoided making definitive statements on two …READ MORE
Canadian Abousfian Abdelrazik is on the U.S. Security Council’s Al Qaida sanctions committee list. His assets are frozen and he is subject to an international travel ban. His case generated substantial notoriety when the Canadian government resisted his repatriation from …READ MORE
This essay first appeared on the Taiwan 2012 blog.
Indigenous people, accounting for about 2% of Taiwan’s population, are unlikely to influence the 2012 presidential election outcomes. Nonetheless, the relative success of the candidates in indigenous communities may influence …READ MORE
On Thursday and Friday of this week, the leaders of the G20 will meet in Cannes to discuss the numerous problems that the world economy is currently experiencing. The big question on everyone’s mind is whether they will be able …READ MORE
par David Grondin
Cela fait plusieurs années que les Forces canadiennes sont passées maîtres du faire beaucoup avec peu; le Canada fait peu d’envieux, mais son personnel est qualifié et réputé pour savoir tirer le maximum d’un matériel qui n’est …READ MORE