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Allan Rock

President of the University of Ottawa

Allan Rock is a former federal Liberal cabinet minister, and currently the president of the University of Ottawa. He is also the chair of the Human Rights Watch Ottawa Committee.
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Will Barack Obama Help Syria?

While post-election attention focuses on the looming battle between President Obama and congressional Republicans about the fiscal cliff, it is important also to remember the abyss in Syria. Thousands are being killed every month. It is time that Barack Obama is asked to show the leadership needed if we are to end the slaughter and stop the cross-border spread of violence that threatens the whole region
11/14/2012 05:14 EST
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Canadians Can Help Stop the Persecution of Iran's Baha'i

With the eyes of the world on the Arab Spring, the populist struggles in Iran have faded from view. Yet some in Iran continue to face appalling levels of abuse, oppression, and injustice, including the Baha'i, Iran's largest non-Muslim religious minority. We encourage all Canadians to add their voice to halt all further aggression towards the Baha'i.
01/05/2012 12:05 EST