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Revitalized Canadian journalism essential for democracy

January 30, 2017

The Public Policy Forum has released a report, The Shattered Image: News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital Age  (January 2017), on the increasingly dire state of Canadian media and the deleterious impact of declining “civic-function” journalism on democracy. The report defines civic-function news as: the coverage of elected officials and public institutions, from legislatures, […]

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“This Remembrance Day I’ll wear two poppies: one red and one white”

November 10, 2016

First posted on Ceasefire.ca on 11 November 2014, we are grateful to share this insightful commentary again this year.  Note that, since being elected, the Liberal government has responded to the criticisms about veterans’ treatment referenced below. Malcolm French, a veteran who served for 25 years with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserves, discusses on CBC […]

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Some of our favourite Rideau Institute posts of 2015

December 31, 2015

Glancing back at the Rideau Institute blog posts for 2015 gives some idea of the range of important foreign, defence and security policy issues with which we dealt.   We begin with the first of many posts on Canada’s grotesque $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia: Saudi arms deal makes mockery of Canadian values (Peggy Mason, Embassy, […]

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CBC’s Michael Enright on doing business with Saudi Arabia

November 10, 2015

In his opening essay for the November 8th episode of CBC Sunday Edition Michael Enright asks whether or not Canada should be doing business with one of the world’s most repressive regimes.  The essay is reproduced below in its entirety. Should Canada do business with Saudi Arabia? Michael’s essay (Michael Enright, CBC Sunday Edition, 8 […]

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