PAUL DEWAR

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Canada Can Reprise its Role as a World Leader in Peacekeeping

In 1992, Canada was the world's leading contributor to United Nations peacekeeping operations. Canada now ranks a dismal 68th in personnel contributions to UN peacekeeping. This dramatic decline began under the Liberals. Our international engagement programs took us from #1 to #32 by the time the Conservatives took office in 2006 -- they continued the Liberal abandonment of UN peacekeeping as a key role for Canada.
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Mr. Harper, Move the Victims of Communism Monument

The planned Memorial to the Victims of Communism has attracted ever-greater controversy over its design and location, evoking strong and remarkably united criticism from a broad array of commentators, including architectural associations, legal experts, the Mayor of Ottawa, the NCC, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court -- not to mention the vast majority of local residents. Perhaps most astonishingly, nearly two-thirds of Conservative supporters nationwide oppose the plan. Yet the Conservative government perseveres, obstinately rejecting any reasoned debate or compromise.
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Ban From Russia Called 'A Badge Of Honour'

Many of the 13 Canadians banned by Russia Monday say they're actually quite honoured by the move. Liberal MPs Chrystia Freeland and Irwin Cotler were both on the list issued today by Moscow in retali...