Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Hits and Misses

Conrad Black | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Conrad Black

The award this year of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Alice Munro is inspiring. Less satisfactory is the Norwegian Nobel Committee's award of the Peace Prize to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The organization is doubtless well-intentioned, but it has absolutely no method to achieve its ends. It might be advisable for the Norwegian Nobel Committee to specify whether it is awarding the Peace Prize for genuine achievements of designated goals of peace, or for strenuous effort in such a cause with no implication of whether the recipient's efforts will actually be fruitful.

The Next Nobel Peace Prize Should Go to a Dog

Robert Waite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

The next Nobel Peace Prize should not go to a human, or a human organization, but to man (and woman's) best friend -- the dog. Don't laugh -- I'm serious about this. Our canine companions have been protecting and befriending us for 10,000 years or more.

Malala for Nobel Peace Prize: It's Time to Honour Youth

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

But the Nobel for peace has never been awarded to a young person, or to a movement of young people for social change. There has been no shortage of contenders. When the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize is announced on Oct 11, many expect to hear a young person's name: Malala Yousafzai.

Star Power: The Last Canadian to Accept the Nobel Peace Prize

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

In 1999, as Médecins Sans Frontières' international president, Dr. Orbinski, accepted the award on behalf of MSF for its pioneering approach to medical humanitarianism, particularly for its approach to witnessing -- making the atrocities they observe known to the public. We got a chance to sit down with Dr. Orbinski.

The Nobel Peace Prize Winner Who Deserves Freedom

Amanda Kloer | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Impact
Amanda Kloer

For most countries, a citizen receiving the prestigious Nobel Prize is a source of pride and honor. But it was not so for China when the Nobel committee honored Liu Xiaobo for his nonviolent efforts to promote democracy, reform, and openness in China.

For Malala: The Girl who Brought Canada Together

Tarek Fatah | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Tarek Fatah

We did it! After tens of thousands of Canadians and even more people from around the world signed my petition on Change.org, we got every single party leader to get behind the campaign to unanimously nominate Malala Yousufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. I had never imagined that not one, but all of our federal parties and leaders would end up supporting the campaign to support a girl halfway around the world.

Media Bites: The Man Who Will Never Win the Nobel Peace Prize

J.J. McCullough | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Q: What race has won the most Nobel Peace Prizes? If you guessed "Democrats," you'd be close, but the correct answer is "non-humans." Funky, eh? But don't think this trend of handing peace prizes to things without hands has gone unnoticed by our pals in the Canadian press! Speaking of the Nobel Peace Prize, you know who's probably not gonna win a Nobel Peace Prize? Pastor Terry Jones, that's who!

The EU Won the Nobel Peace Prize, Fair and Square

Tim Knight | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Right now, Europe is having serious economic and social problems. But that's no reason to challenge the award of the Nobel Peace prize to the European Union. When it comes to handing out peace prizes, you can't ask for a lot more than traditional enemies beating their swords into ploughshares. And lions lying down with lambs. This Peace Prize is truly well-deserved.

8 Nobel Peace Prize Winners Tell Harper: Stop The Oil Sands

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Politics

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is one of eight Nobel Peace Prize winners who have signed a letter asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do what he can to s...

9 Nobel Winners Ask Obama To Nix Keystone Pipeline

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Nine winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, have written a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama aski...