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Canada Has 'Gone Backwards' On Peacekeeper Training: NGO Head

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school.

Trudeau Signs UN Climate Treaty, But The Hard Part Is Next

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada is nowhere near its greenhouse gas target.

Canada May Be Bit Player On UN Security Council: Experts

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau Liberals hear some sobering messages.

Trudeau Now Faces Longer, Tougher Election Campaign

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Winning a seat on the UN Security Council won't be easy.

Althia Raj

Canada Defends Social Rights Record At UN Committee | Althia Raj | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Protection against homelessness and poverty is not a charter right, feds argue.

Ban Ki-Moon's Flattery Of Trudeau Was Play For Money: Tories

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Politics

He riffed off the PM's 'Canada is back' slogan.

Canada Will Seek UN Security Council Seat: Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Politics

The PM's comments come after meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Canada Giving UN $100M For Refugee Relief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Politics

Liberals promised the spending during the election campaign.

Harper's UN Peacekeepers Claim Contains 'Some Baloney'

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Politics

"Canada is still involved in peacekeeping in areas like the Sinai. We still contribute peacekeepers around the world."

UN Report On Canada's Human Rights Record A 'Wake-Up Call'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Politics

“Human rights in Canada are under assault, and the UN human rights committee noted that today.”

Canada Sidesteps Mining Industry Questions At UN Human Rights Review

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Politics

he committee asked Canada to provide answers to 24 separate questions about how it implements the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Canada's Human Rights Record Under UN Review For First Time Since 2006

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Politics

The government's contentious Bill C-51, political audits of charites, and treatment of First Nations are among the agenda items.

Canada Helps Block Plan To Rid World Of Nukes

CP Politics | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Israel is thanking Canada for helping to block a major international plan to work towards ridding the world of nuclear weapons.But there is a...

Canada Helps Block UN Plan To Rid World Of Nukes

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Israel has expressed its gratitude to Canada for helping to block a major international plan towards ridding the world of nuclear weapons.Els...

When It Comes To Foreign Aid, Canada Ranks Near The Bottom

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada ranked in the lower half of the pack in a world survey of foreign aid spending released Wednesday.The annual ranking by the Paris-base...

Try Again For UN Security Council Seat, France Urges Canada

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada should try again for at a seat on the United Nations Security Council despite its historic loss in 2010, because it is a "global playe...

Why Canada Voted Against Resolution To Combat 'Glorification Of Nazism'

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada was one of just three nations to vote against a resolution at the United Nations last Friday to fight the "glorification of Nazism." But a s...

Harper's Megaphone Policy Has Made Canada a Right-Wing Gas Bag

Bob Rae | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Bob Rae

In my recent travels and discussions with seasoned foreign policy experts and politicians in the U.S. and Europe, I haven't met one who took Canada seriously anymore, except as a posturer, a poseur, a political game player. Canada is seen as the international equivalent of a Ted Cruz filibuster in the Senate. Is this really the best we can do?

Canada Decries War Rape, Mum On Abortion

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government backed a British-led declaration at the United Nations this week condemning war rape, but whether that extends to...

A Waste Of Time

CBC | Chris Hall | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Politics

You could see just that hint of the smile Stephen Harper reserves for questions he doesn't agree with, as he waited out one such query during a media ...

Canada Pressured To Sign Arms Treaty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is facing renewed pressure to join a landmark United Nations treaty that regulates the lucrative arms trade after reports that the Uni...

Canada To UN: No

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Cuba, Iran, Belarus and Russia used a United Nations body Thursday to criticize Canada's human-rights record, as the Canadian envoy rejected ...

Canada Was Right To Oppose the Palestinian UN Bid

Mike Fegelman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

The UN, which continues to be depicted in the media as an impartial institution dedicated to conflict resolution, provided the platform for Mahmoud Abbas to flout Oslo and vilify Israel. Indeed, the resolution granting elevated status to "Palestine" was cited deferentially by the media, without context.

Althia Raj

Harper's Palestine Move Angered Canadians | Althia Raj | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The prime minister’s staunch pro-Israel stance may be winning favour with the Jewish community, but it does not sit well with most Canadi...

The Week in Review: Why I'm Liking Canada As a Rogue Nation

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

This week, plenty of critics took the Harper government to task over its decision to withdraw Canada from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. Even though the Conservatives' method of backing out of the convention was typically cowardly and arrogant, it's actually encouraging to see Canada asserting itself as a country grown-up and morally self-assured enough to act as a free agent on these kinds of matters. Given the UN's record, if Canada took the initiative for creating a new framework for principled, voluntary international co-operation, it might be doing the whole world a favour.