Today we look at why civil society leaders in promoting transparency are against a foreign influence transparency registry as well as the potential threat it poses to fundamental Charter rights of all Canadians. And more on Ukraine and Israel-Palestine.
We examine a new Ukraine peace plan direct from the American mainstream, consider impressive steps by Australia to hold its military accountable and outline what Canada can do to help Israel change direction before it is too late.
The UN Charter commits all member states to urgently pursue a peaceful resolution to armed conflicts. At this holy time for three great religions, let us reassert our common humanity and redouble our peacemaking efforts.
Whatever the outcome of Canada’s Security Council bid, robust mechanisms for sustained, substantive civil society engagement are an indispensable part of enhancing Canadian capacity for UN leadership on peace and security.