Syria Canada

Harper: The World Must Act On Syria

CBC | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the world must act in the wake of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria that he blamed on the regime of Basha...

Canada's Support For Syria Strike A 'Moral Stand'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.05.2013 | Canada Politics

Canada won’t be offering any military support for a potential U.S.-led strike on Syria, and it hasn't been asked either. Foreign Affairs Minister...

The Week in Review: Bombing Syria Will Cost Lives -- But Will it Save Any?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

As thoroughly unpalatable as it is to sit back and watch the horrific murder of innocents without doing something to help, it's difficult to see how a military strike on Syria will do anything to stop the violence, though it would almost certainly add to it, and could realistically help spread it beyond the country's borders. Is making a public moral statement a good enough reason for initiating military action when there's precious little chance of the action contributing to peace? It's a question the United States will have to answer in the coming days.

Will Canada Get Involved In Syria Military Mission?

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics

Canada is likely to assist with any international intervention in Syria, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper has not followed British PM David Cameron's...

Syria In 'Dangerous New Phase'

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The crisis in Syria has entered a "dangerous new phase," Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird warned Monday, as Washington announced it had "...

Syrian Opposition Leader: Canada Can End Violence With More Action

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The head of Syria’s main Western-backed opposition group is pressing the Canadian government to do more to end the conflict in his home c...

Canada To Resettle 1,300 Syrian Refugees

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Canada plans to resettle up to 1,300 refugees from war-torn Syria by the end of next year, federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announ...

Places Canadians May Want To Visit, But Really Shouldn't

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Travel

It wasn't long ago that the city of Beirut was voted number seven in a Conde Nast 2012 top cities in the world poll. But by the next day, Lebanon's ca...

Harper Defends Aid Money For Syrian Charity

CBC | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said a group getting $2 million from the federal government for humanitarian aid in Syria has the "appropriate connectio...

Canada Prepared To Do More For Syria

CBC | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Impact

Canada is open to expanding its humanitarian aid to help Syrians caught in increasing violence, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said today as more...

UN Plan Syria's 'Best Hope' For Peace: Minister Spokesperson

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ottawa put out an urgent call for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria Saturday, after an international conference laid out a peace p...

Since When Did the Right to Protect Become the Right to Protect Syria's Massacres?

Irwin Cotler | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Clearly, the deployment of 290 unarmed UN monitors, not unlike the initial deployment of Arab League monitors, has ended up with the monitors being observers to the killing rather than a protection force to prevent the killing to begin with.

LIVE: Canada Expels Syrian Diplomats Over Houla Massacre

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canada joined allies across the world Tuesday in expelling Syrian diplomats, as the slaughter of the innocent in Houla provoked a broad sever...

Canada Condemns 'Utter Contempt For Humanity And Decency' In Syria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister is condemning the latest bloodshed in Syria, calling the violence "very disconcerting because of its deprav...

Canada Slams UN 'Paralysis' On Syria

CBC | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada is "disappointed in the extreme" by the UN Security Council's "paralysis" after Russia and China vetoed a resolution calling for S...

How Long Will We Let the Killing Go On?

Irwin Cotler | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada
Irwin Cotler

While the Arab League has suspended Syria and adopted unprecedented sanctions against the Assad regime -- the killing continues. Yet, after all this brutality, we still do not have a protective UN Security Council resolution.

Why Canadians Should Ignore Syria

Peter Worthington | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

What to do about Syria? It's a valid question, about which there is no valid answer. Perhaps a better question would be, is there anything we (meaning the developed or civilized world) wants to do? The outside world is neither policeman nor colonizer. Syria wouldn't be the pushover Libya was, and if we became involved it could well boomerang when democracy doesn't occur, and a different tyranny ensues.

Baird Slams 'Disgusting' Violence In Syria, Announces New Sanctions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced new measures against Syria's totalitarian regime, while upbraiding the UN for its failure t...

A Regime's Websites Hosted By Canadian Servers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A report by a University of Toronto think tank says a number of Syrian government websites are being hosted by servers based in Canada.The r...

Canadians Urged To Leave Syria... Now

CBC | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada

Canadians travelling or living in Syria should leave the country immediately and trips to the country should be avoided due to the deteri...