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Kathleen Ruff honoured for her anti-asbestos advocacy

June 6, 2016

Human rights champion, long time anti-asbestos activist and Rideau Institute Board member Kathleen Ruff is to receive the Medal of the Quebec National Assembly for her:  …decade of work to stop Canada’s asbestos trade, work that some argue will save tens of thousands of people from contracting deadly asbestos-related diseases in Canada and abroad. Michelle Lalonde, in a […]

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Get your copy of the report – Stuck in a Rut

September 18, 2013

“Stuck in a Rut: Harper government overrides Canadian Army, insists on buying outdated equipment,” is the most recent report written by Michael Byers and Stewart Webb, and produced by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. To get your copy of the report. Contact: ++++++++++ Media Release For Immediate Release September 18, […]

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Feds should think carefully about Canadian military’s push for drones

May 31, 2013

The Hill Times talks to Steven Staples, President of the Rideau Institute, and others about the Harper government’s plan to acquire armed drones for Canada (Matt Moir, “Feds should think carefully about Canadian military’s push for drones, say experts, critics,” Hill Times, 27 May 2013 — subscription required): “As we’ve learned in Afghanistan, the misuse […]

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Op-ed: What we’ve learned in 65 years of peacekeeping

May 28, 2013

Steven Staples and Joshua Libben Ottawa Citizen May 28, 2013 Decades after its first mission in 1948, United Nations peacekeeping is as controversial today as it was back then. Sixty-five years ago this week, on May 29, 1948, officers were sent to monitor the truce established following the First Arab-Israeli War. Canadian prime minister Lester […]

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