Stephane Dion

Ex-MP's Petition Calls For Inquiry Into Afghan Torture Allegations

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals have until May 30th to respond in writing.

Grits Grapple With Return To UN Peacekeeping Era

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Nobody said it was going to be easy.

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.

2 Canadians Killed In Ecuador Earthquake

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2016 | Canada

The two have not been named.

Saudi Human Rights Record Remains Terrible: Canadian Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Politics

The heavily redacted report was released by Canada's Department of Global Affairs after criticism over the Saudi arms deal.

Dion To Release Saudi Documents Amid Furor

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Politics

"Credibility matters."

Dion Approved $11B Sale Of Armoured Vehicles To Saudi, Docs Reveal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Politics

The previous Conservative government approved the Saudi LAV contract and the Liberals have decided to honour it.

Dion Pledges Renewed Anti-Nuke Effort After Visiting Hiroshima

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics

Disarmament efforts have moved at a glacial pace.

Dion: Aung San Suu Kyi 'De Facto' Leader Of Myanmar

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion was the latest dignitary to meet Suu Kyi.

How Will 'Responsible Conviction' Help Canadians Detained Abroad?

Monia Mazigh | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

"Responsible conviction" is a strange combination of words that summarizes the guiding principle that the new Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion is proposing to follow in order to fulfill his mandate. However, Mr. Dion didn't say a word on how the "responsible conviction" can help cases of Canadians detained abroad.

3 Ways Politics Touched Us This Week

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2016 | Canada Politics

Nuke talk, burning houses, and driverless cars

Activists Unhappy With Liberals' Approach On Nukes

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau set to attend Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

Dion Jabs At Tories With New Foreign Policy Label

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Politics

He's dubbed it "responsible conviction."

Dion Calls On UN To Rethink Canadian Professor's Appointment

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2016 | Canada Politics

"This candidate was not put forward by Canada and does not represent the views of this government."

Saudi Arms Deal Spurs Lawsuit From Students, Ex-MP

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Politics

"It's about the rule of law."

Canada Imposes More Sanctions Over Russia's Handling Of Ukraine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion says Canada has no intention of lifting sanctions until Russia meets its international obligations.

Cost Of Keeping Diplomats Safe Is Rising: Government Documents

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Politics

Terrorism, civil unrest, criminal gangs and natural disasters pose threats to Canadian diplomats, says a memo on security at foreign missions prepared for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Family Of Jailed Canadian Teacher Says Feds Taking Case Seriously

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2016 | Canada

"It's an ongoing dialogue."

Dion Urged To Get Tough On UN Human Rights Panel

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion is in Geneva on Monday as the Human Rights Council convenes to mark its 10th anniversary, a milestone that some critics say is shrouded in ignominy.

Dion Says Tories 'Failed' To Divide On Israel Boycotters

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Politics

But Conservatives say their bid to condemn the so-called BDS movement isn't partisan.

Liberals Don't Love Saudi Arms Deal, But Will Let It Stand

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Politics

Dion says the government is just upholding a previous contract.

Dion Says Canada Will Ask For 'Clemency' In Death Penalty Case

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Politics

"We must end this incoherent double standard. Canada opposes the death penalty and will ask for clemency in each and every case, no exceptions."

Small Steps Towards Re-Engagement With Iran

Navid Hassibi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Navid Hassibi

Re-engaging Tehran does not mean that Canada and Iran will become strategic partners, however, if Canada can engage with Saudi Arabia, a country with which little is shared in terms of values, then surely it can engage with Iran whose population is highly secular and Western-leaning.

Canada Officially Eases Sanctions Against Iran

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Politics

"We'll engage with Iran step-by-step, open eyes."

Dion Says Canada's Role In ISIS Fight Is To Ensure Stability

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Economic issues, climate change, and terrorism were all discussed by the so-called '3 Amigos.'