January 25, 2021
Event dates for the Keynote webinar and five ensuing panels are February 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th and 18th respectively at 3 p.m, EST. This exciting series, featuring leading Canadian experts, is co-hosted by the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), Canadian Pugwash Group and the Rideau Institute.
January 12, 2021
On 11 Jan 2021 RI President Peggy Mason joined two other panelists and host Steve Paikin to consider major foreign policy challenges in 2021.
December 15, 2020
On Thursday 10 Dec 2020 the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development heard virtual testimony from leading civil society organizations including RI President Peggy Mason as part of its new study into how Canada regulates its weapons exports.
April 7, 2020
Veteran Ottawa journalist Ed Hand interviews University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran and Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason on the implications – domestic and international – of the shocking Trump administration decision to block the export of N35 medical-grade masks destined for Canada.
January 27, 2020
For a timely discussion of key foreign policy challenges facing Canada in 2020, see Diplomatic Dispatch – Episode 7: Rebuilding Canada’s global leadership by journalist Levon Sevunts, wherein he interviews Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason.
January 23, 2019
In this interview on CTV’s Power Play with Don Martin, RI President Peggy Mason discusses some of the many reasons why it is long past time for Canada to do the right thing and end our arms exports to Saudi Arabia
May 14, 2018
As we highlighted in our previous blog post, Trump violates Iran Nuclear Deal, on May 8, 2018 President Donald Trump announced his decision to unilaterally reimpose sanctions on Iran, despite its full compliance with the agreement. RI President Peggy Mason discusses the repercussions with host Don Martin on CTV’s Power Play: Since then, experts have sought […]
March 12, 2018
On Tuesday March 6th Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason was interviewed by Terry Milewski on CBC’s Power and Politics about yet another Canadian failure to respond to a UN request for Canadian peacekeepers. To watch this interview click: RI President interview on Power and Politics (CBC, 6 March 2018). Mason describes three key factors at […]
May 12, 2016
On Thursday May 5th, Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason gave testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, during its hearings on the defence of North America. Her are some of her arguments against Canadian participation in ballistic missile defence (BMD): The American BMD system (called GMD or ground-based mid-course missile defence) […]
January 26, 2016
Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason discusses the reasons behind Canada not being invited to the anti-ISIS coalition meeting in Paris on 20 January. An anti-ISIS coalition meeting took place in Paris on 20 January. Defence ministers from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia, and the Netherlands joined U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter to discuss the future […]
November 24, 2015
Describing it as “unfinished business of the most serious kind”, Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason, in an interview on CBC Radio’s The Current, renews the call for an independent public inquiry into allegations of Canadian complicity in the transfer-to-torture of Afghan detainees (see Fighting ISIS: Canada’s role renews calls for Afghan detainee inquiry, CBC […]
October 24, 2015
Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason participated in a CBC radio panel discussion this morning on the decision of Prime Minister Elect Justin Trudeau to pull Canada out of the US-led bombing campaign against Islamic State (The Current, CBC, 23 October 2015). The other panelists were Bessma Momani, a senior fellow at the Centre for […]
July 30, 2015
In a powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history, this groundbreaking PBS series details how America developed the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives.
April 2, 2015
Peggy Mason, President of the Rideau Institute, was interviewed on the extension and expansion of the Canadian military mission in Iraq and Syria on CTV News, hosted by Todd Van Der Heyden, on Thursday March, 30,2015. Watch the full interview here: CTV News Channel Here’s the transcribed and edited text of the interview. Todd Van […]
August 12, 2014
Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason appeared on CTV News live on Tuesday, August 11 2014 to discuss the conflict in Iraq. “At the root of the terrible problems in Iraq right now are very serious political grievances. Extremist groups exploit local grievances to get support, and that’s what ISIL is doing.” Mason notes, “Prime […]
December 10, 2012
Rideau Institute President Steven Staples and Visiting Research Fellow Stewart Webb held a press conference on Parliament Hill, calling for the release of the KPMG report on the F-35.
June 21, 2012
Steven Staples, Michael Byers and Stewart Webb present the Rideau Institute and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives sponsored report: “Search and Replace: the Case for a Made-in-Canada Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Fleet”
February 13, 2012
The Rideau Institute presents researchers Professor Michael Byers and Stewart Webb as they share the results of their study of the F-35 stealth fighter, which will be published in the esteemed Canadian Foreign Policy Journal in February 2012.
December 14, 2011
“The intention of the [values guide] was to inform new Canadians that we live in a democracy,” said Steven Staples, president of the Rideau Institute (video), “But I think they should be handing out copies to the bureaucrats at city hall because I think they think we live in a country like Iran, to be doing this kind of thing.”
October 21, 2011
Steven Staples speaks to Amanda Lang and Kevin O’Leary about the October 19th announcement from the Government of Canada on the shipbuilding contracts. The Government announced that it would spend $35 billion to build new ships and replace part of its aging fleet.
June 23, 2011
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January 21, 2011
Solidarity Delegation, from Asia to Canada, Press Conference Parliament Hill Ottawa, December 9th 2010. This delegation representing asbestos victims, trade unions, and Asian health organizations, called on the Canadian Government to close the asbestos mine in Quebec and ban the exportation of asbestos. Press Conference included asbestos activists Kazumi Yoshizaki from Japan and Omana George […]