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Will Canada Focus on Stopping Child Violence?

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

Although the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child specifies that every child, everywhere, has the right to survive, grow and be protected from all forms of violence, a new report by UNICEF of 190 countries shows that emotional, physical, and sexual violence is "ever present" in children's lives.

Ebola Is a Controllable Threat

Michael Møller | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada
Michael Møller

In the 14th century, the Black Death wiped out a third of Europe's population -- at the time nearly 100-million people. And then there is Ebola, which has infected over 2,400 and so far killed 1,229. True, this is the largest, most severe outbreak of the disease we have seen, but that doesn't mean this isn't controllable.

Harper's Megaphone Policy Has Made Canada a Right-Wing Gas Bag

Bob Rae | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Bob Rae

In my recent travels and discussions with seasoned foreign policy experts and politicians in the U.S. and Europe, I haven't met one who took Canada seriously anymore, except as a posturer, a poseur, a political game player. Canada is seen as the international equivalent of a Ted Cruz filibuster in the Senate. Is this really the best we can do?

Canada Decries War Rape, Mum On Abortion

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government backed a British-led declaration at the United Nations this week condemning war rape, but whether that extends to...

A Waste Of Time

CBC | Chris Hall | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Politics

You could see just that hint of the smile Stephen Harper reserves for questions he doesn't agree with, as he waited out one such query during a m...

Canada Pressured To Sign Arms Treaty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is facing renewed pressure to join a landmark United Nations treaty that regulates the lucrative arms trade after reports that the Uni...

Canada To UN: No

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Cuba, Iran, Belarus and Russia used a United Nations body Thursday to criticize Canada's human-rights record, as the Canadian envoy rejected ...

Putin's Op Ed Flips Obama the Bird, Tells Americans Not to Feel Special

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

The thuggish Putin thinks that Obama and the U.S. are so weakened, that he had the chutzpah to pen a highly critical Op Ed Piece in the New York Times, criticizing, among other things, America's view of itself as exceptional and unique. And criticizing hypocritically the U.S. for contemplating a military action, when Russia has been supplying arms to Assad to assist his regime in killing and gassing 100,000 of his own people. According to liberal CNN on Wednesday night, all the panellists agreed that Putin's Op Ed piece in the New York Times, was Putin's way of flipping the bird to Obama and the American people. This is what happens to the U.S. when its President leads from behind, or worse.

Cold War, Hot Songs: Best Tunes To Emerge From Fear Of Nuclear War

HuffPost Canada Music | Aaaron Brophy | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada Music

The United Nations has declared August 29 the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, "a day in which educational events, activities and messages aim...

The Hidden Genocide of Muslims

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

I've been reading about the war in Burma/Myanmar. It's a conflict between the Buddhist Burmese majority and approximately 800,000 Royhingya Muslims in the Arakan (Rakhine) State. They are among the world's least wanted and most persecuted people.

The World's Highest Potential Resource is Not What You Think

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png When we talk about natural resources that can drive economic benefit the conversation usually turns to gas and minerals, or sun and wind. What if I were to tell you that the world's most underutilized and highest potential resource is all around us? She may be standing next to you, she may be in a village far away, she may even be you.

Blaming America For the Boston Bombing

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

According to senior UN official Richard Falk, the killing and maiming of all those innocent people at the Boston marathon can be rationally explained as a by-product of America's many geopolitical acts of attempted global domination. This is similar to Trudeau's conclusion.

The Week in Review: Why I'm Liking Canada As a Rogue Nation

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

This week, plenty of critics took the Harper government to task over its decision to withdraw Canada from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. Even though the Conservatives' method of backing out of the convention was typically cowardly and arrogant, it's actually encouraging to see Canada asserting itself as a country grown-up and morally self-assured enough to act as a free agent on these kinds of matters. Given the UN's record, if Canada took the initiative for creating a new framework for principled, voluntary international co-operation, it might be doing the whole world a favour.

I Stand Behind My Tweet Comparing Canada To North Korea

Elizabeth May | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

This is a larger, more esoteric blog than merely defending my use of North Korea and Canada in the same sentence. But, okay, I am also defending my use of North Korea and Canada in the same sentence. The analogy is that in one context only -- global environmental treaties -- Canada is acting rogue, and since North Korea is the most shocking example of a rogue state, the analogy is to North Korea. Given the challenges of Twitter, I think saying Canada is the North Korea of environmental treaties captures it very well. Not literally true in any respect. But as an analogy, it explains just how shocking Stephen Harper's actions really are.

UN On Canada's Move: 'Regrettable'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The United Nations said Friday that it is “regrettable” Canada will withdraw from a UN convention that fights the spread of droughts.Prim...

'The North Korea Of Environmental Law'

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Politics

Green Party leader Elizabeth May is calling out the Harper government after it was revealed this week that Canada has withdrawn from a United Nations ...

Harper Defends Pulling Out Of UN 'Talkfest'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government was accused Thursday of trying to avoid a reckoning on the science of climate change by pulling Canada out of a United ...

Leaving 'Em High And Dry

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is pulling out of a United Nations convention that fights droughts in Africa and elsewhere, which would make Canada the...

From Syria to Alberta: The UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child

Bill Haines | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta
Bill Haines

Children should have a UN right and even a Canadian Charter right, to an education directed by their parents, and not by intellectual elites like Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman or his cohort MLA Kent Hehr, who are on record for wanting to destroy Alberta's "funding following the student", parent-directed education system.

Will Canada Cut Off Palestine?

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government pledged Tuesday night to preserve hundreds of millions of dollars in Canadian humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.The ...

Canada Anticipated Getting Grilled By UN: Memos

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada fully expected the intense grilling it got from a United Nations committee earlier this year about its international obligations to sh...

Baird Blasts UN Official Over Israel Bias

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Politics

GATINEAU, Que. - A United Nations special investigator's latest criticism of Israel's conduct towards the Palestinians is part of a disturbing pattern...

Q&A With Sunny Uppal

Samuel Getachew | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

During the Asian Heritage Month in Canada, The Historica-Dominion Institute hosted an event that focused on the children of first-generation Asian Canadian immigrants. Sunny Uppal was one of its two speakers. Here is his story.

What African Heads of State Won't Say at the UN General Assembly

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

The opening of the UN General Assembly is taking place before us. Unfortunately, with one particular group of world leaders, in an area where they desperately need a makeover, one will probably not be forthcoming. Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon will not have the courage to stand up before his fellow African heads of state and proclaim that state-sanctioned bigotry and persecution of gays throughout Africa must become a relic of the past. Nor will Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda. But this is a time to give a voice to the voiceless.

Leonard Peltier's Sole Crime Was His Heritage

Peter Worthington | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Leonard Peltier, now 68, has been in prison for 35 years. Since 1977, petitions and pleas on his behalf have been ignored; appeals by the Arhbshiop of Canterbury, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, 55 U.S. Congressmen, and Canadian Parliamentarians, and members of the European Parliament Union. But the FBI is adamant that he killed two of their agents.