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Making Canadian diplomacy smart and effective again

June 5, 2018

In an insightful article based on his testimony to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee in December 2017, former diplomat Daryl Copeland makes a persuasive case for putting culture, science and diplomacy back at the heart of Canadian international policy: For too long, culture, science and diplomacy have suffered from neglect in Canada…. Rather than looking […]

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Omar Khadr settlement a victory for the rule of law

July 17, 2017

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, we wish to apologize to Mr. Khadr.” – Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale “I hope Canadians take away two things today…. First, our rights are not subject to the whims of the government of the day. And second, there are serious costs when the government violates the rights […]

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Trudeau government: Room for improvement on key security issues

July 5, 2016

As we finish our Canada Day celebrations and the first long weekend of summer, it is a fitting time to provide a mid-term evaluation of some of the issues we have been tracking over the last few months. Arms Trade Treaty First the good news: Foreign Minister Dion announced June 30th, that on June 17th […]

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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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