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Harper sending troops to Iraq

“Without a comprehensive strategy it is a reckless step, and it is a step that I don’t believe that Canadians want,” the Rideau Institute’s Peggy Mason told Global National.

Watch: Peggy Mason on the roots of the growing conflict in Iraq

Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason appeared on CTV News live on Tuesday, August 11 2014 to discuss the conflict in Iraq.  “At the root of the terrible problems in Iraq right now are very serious political grievances. Extremist groups exploit local grievances to get support, and that’s what ISIL is doing.” Mason notes,  “Prime Minister …

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Single-engine F-35 a bad choice for Canada’s Arctic, report finds

Media Release For Immediate Release June 9, 2014   Single-engine F-35 a bad choice for Canada’s Arctic, report finds   OTTAWA – A new report on the single-engine F-35 has just been released by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.   One Dead Pilot was written by University of British Columbia political …

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Did Baird try to hide a gun lobbyist?

Embassy News Steven Staples March 26, 2014 Did Foreign Minister John Baird mislead the United Nations about the presence of a gun lobbyist he put on Canada’s official delegation to important arms control talks? Documents I have reviewed from 2012, marked up with what appear to be Minister Baird’s own handwritten instructions, suggest strongly that …

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