Stephane Dion

Liberals Take Biggest Step Yet To Thaw Russian Relations

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Politics

The previous Tory government cut nearly all ties with Putin.

Canada Urges Turkey Not To Bring Back Death Penalty

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada has expressed sharp concerns over Turkey's imposition of a three-month state of emergency.

Canada To Pledge Up To $200M In Aid To Iraq

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Politics

The money is meant to help the Iraqi government with economic reforms.

Dion Wipes Diplomatic Slate Clean Of Tory-Appointed Ambassadors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Politics

More than two dozen ambassadors are being replaced around the world.

Canada Urges Calm In Turkey, Warns Canadians Against Travel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Canadians in Turkey were also advised to remain indoors.

Feds Won't Say How Many Canadians Are Jailed In Iran

CBC | CBC News | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Politics

First, there was the news that a Canadian professor had been jailed in Iran for what her family believes are allegations of "dabbling in feminism and ...

Althia Raj

Canada Preparing To Join New UN Peacekeeping Missions: Sources | Althia Raj | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals are hoping Canada will win a Security Council seat in 2021.

Dion Backed Electoral Reform Referendums Not So Long Ago: Tories

The Huffington Post Canada | Cherise Seucharan | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Politics

Ambrose urged Trudeau to listen to his minister.

PM Shared 'Dissatisfaction' With China After Reporter Incident

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Politics

The country's foreign minister was unhappy to be asked about human rights.

Dion Chastised For Silence As Chinese Minister Scolded Reporter

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Politics

The minister says he raised human rights issues behind closed doors.

2 Canadians Were On EgyptAir Plane That Crashed

CP | Maggie Michael, Elena Becatoros And Angela Charlton | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada

"Canadian officials are working closely with the authorities to confirm whether there were any additional Canadian citizens on board."

Sweden Cancelled Its Saudi Arms Deal And It Didn't Suffer

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Business

Cancelling a Saudi arms deal had virtually no measurable impact on Sweden's economy.

Canada Must Finally Take A Stand Against Torture

Monia Mazigh | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

The Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Stéphane Dion, recently declared that Canada "should join this important protocol" -- the United Nations' Protocol against Torture. More than a decade after it was initially passed, Canada is still sitting on the bench and watching cases after cases of torture happening.

Arms Trade Treaty Won't Stop Controversial Deals: UN Disarmament Chief

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Politics

His analysis undercut the criticism levelled at the government last week in an open letter by Amnesty International and Project Ploughshares, among others.

Canada To Sign UN's Anti-Torture Protocol After Years Of Delay

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Politics

The Harper government twice promised to sign the agreement, but never did.

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.