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GOC shirks responsibilities under International Law

June 17, 2016

GOC denies e-70 Petition request for a Public Inquiry into Treatment of Afghan Detainees The government of Prime Minister Trudeau [through Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan ] has just responded to e-petition E-70, which calls for a commission of inquiry into the treatment of Afghan detainees by Canada. Notwithstanding that the Liberal Party, while in opposition, […]

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Follow up to Open Letter on Afghan Detainee Transfers to Torture

June 10, 2016

Our June 8th blog post highlighted the Open Letter from 41 distinguished Canadians to Prime Minister Trudeau urging him to launch a Commission of Inquiry into Canada’s policies and practices relating to the transfer of hundreds of detainees to Afghan authorities during Canada’s military mission in that country despite the substantial risk of torture upon […]

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Op-ed – Minister at Sea: Peter MacKay’s Latest Folly

April 26, 2013

Pricey, plodding Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships ill-fitted to their planned missions. By Michael Byers and Stewart Webb The Tyee Wednesday, April 24 Peter MacKay is no stranger to maritime pubs. He could probably recite the words of Stan Rogers’ Barrett’s Privateers while drunk and standing on his head. But does Canada’s defence minister realize that he’s fast […]

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Michael Byers & Stewart Webb op-ed on the F-35: The plane that keeps on billing

October 30, 2012

National Post October 30, 2012 “If you went out and bought yourself a new minivan and you wanted to drive it off the lot, you wouldn’t calculate the gas, the washer fluid, the oil and give yourself a salary to drive it for the next 15 or 20 years.” That was Defence Minister Peter MacKay’s […]

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