Post Tagged with: "Canada"

Shades of Green – Election Non-event

Shades of Green – Election Non-event

Canada’s recent election proved mostly that Canadians are more or less set within their provincial agendas.  The ruling Liberals gained three seats, the Conservatives stayed the same, the Bloc Québecois gained two, the Greens lost one, and the NDP gained one.  (There were five independents before the vote).  In sum, nothing changed, a lot of money was wasted – or[Read More…]

by 11/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World
 Flags mark the spot where the remains of over 750 children were buried at former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan, June 25 © AFP / GEOFF ROBINS

Canada is Waging an All-Front Legal War Against Indigenous People

Canada is developing a new image: one of burning churches, toppling statues, and mass graves. There are thousands more unmarked graves, thousands more Indigenous children killed at residential schools, remaining to be unearthed. There can be no denying that this is Canada, and it has to change. But can Canada transform itself for the better? If the revelation of the[Read More…]

by 10/08/2021 1 comment Human Rights
‘Palestine is Still the Issue’: UN Vote Exposes, Isolates Canada

‘Palestine is Still the Issue’: UN Vote Exposes, Isolates Canada

Co-Written by Ramzy Baroud & Romana Rubeo The notion that ‘Canada is better’, especially when compared with US foreign policy, has persisted for many years. Recent events at the United Nations have, however, exposed the true nature of Canada’s global position, particularly in the matter of its blind and unconditional support for Israel. On June 17, Canada lost its second[Read More…]

by 21/08/2020 1 comment Palestine
Canada loses UN Security Council seat bid

Canada loses UN Security Council seat bid

With only one round of voting, Canada lost its bid to secure a Security Council (UNSC) seat at the UN today . (Wednesday, June 17, 2020). The result is what many domestic critics had hoped for, but in both foreign policy and domestic affairs it changes little – obviously, Canada remains off the UNSC and will continue with its usual[Read More…]

by 19/06/2020 Comments are Disabled World
Freeland – Aimed At Putin? Or Trump?

Freeland – Aimed At Putin? Or Trump?

The CBC today (Tuesday, January 10, 2016) presented the news concerning Chrystia Freeland’s new appointment as Foreign Affairs Minister for Canada’s Trudeau government, noting mainly that she was on the sanctions list from Russia. The announcer also noted that she is of Ukrainian background and is very opposed to Russia’s supposed actions in Ukraine. I say supposed because the descriptor[Read More…]

by 13/01/2017 1 comment World
Canada Goes To War – Trudeau Postures For The UN

Canada Goes To War – Trudeau Postures For The UN

Wow, the world gets crazier every moment! Stephen Lewis, former socialist NDP leader from Canada’s province of Ontario was asked about PM Justin Trudeau’s letter to the UN asking for a special General Assembly meeting, as reported by the CBC yesterday: The Canadian Mission to the United Nations has submitted a rare request asking the president of the General Assembly[Read More…]

by 18/10/2016 1 comment Imperialism
Canada Goes To War, Pretending To Keep Peace

Canada Goes To War, Pretending To Keep Peace

I heard the news today…. I caught the CBC news this morning (Thursday, October 13, 2016) as the French Prime Minister and Canada’s PM were talking to the media. From the little bit I caught – a bit that makes for a good sound bite – it appears that Canada, under the guise of ’peacekeeping’ will be sending some 600[Read More…]

by 15/10/2016 1 comment Imperialism
Trudeau – Following Harper’s Footsteps In Foreign Policy

Trudeau – Following Harper’s Footsteps In Foreign Policy

Only half a year in power and it is apparent that Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, is essentially following Harper’s footsteps when dealing with Canada’s foreign policy – militarily, politically, and economically. The recent NATO meeting and Trudeau’s sojourns to Ukraine have indicated – that like Obama using “hope and change” to replicate Bush’s U.S. policies – that like Harper,[Read More…]

by 14/07/2016 2 comments World
Letter To Justin Trudeau On Canada Re-joining UNCCD

Letter To Justin Trudeau On Canada Re-joining UNCCD

We, the CBD Alliance, the global platform of civil society and academic organisations working on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), congratulate your government for the decision to re-join the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The three Rio conventions including the UNCCD are of great importance to developing countries and Indigenous Peoples. The Rio Declaration that is incorporated in the UNCCD gives States the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. The same responsibility is contained in Article 3 and Article 14 (d) of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

by 19/06/2016 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection