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Staples on Canadian-Libyan trade push

March 19, 2013

Newly released documents show that the Conservative government launched a trade push just before the end of the war in Libya in 2011 “to ensure a return on our engagement and investment,” Lee Berthiaume reported this week (“Canada made trade push as Gadhafi fled,” Ottawa Citizen, March 19, 2013). The documents have raised old questions […]

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Operations Security and the Public’s Need to Know

March 24, 2011

Journalists are routinely denied information about the war in Afghanistan, leaving the public uninformed about Canada’s situation. Sharon Hobson argued that this has eroded Canadian democracy, as it is essential that the public understand the full ramifications of war.

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CDA says media give new depth to the word ‘shallow;’ Steven Staples disagrees

August 4, 2008

Steven Staples in The Hill Times, on the defence lobby and the media.

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Fortress North America: The Drive towards Military and Security Integration and Its Impact on Canadian Democratic Sovereignty

April 30, 2007

The report examines Canada’s deepening military and security integration with the U.S. Staples argues this is driven by a corporate agenda and threatens Canadian democratic sovereignty.

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