Freeland has delivered a vision for Canadian foreign policy that shows her remarkably level head and iron gut. The first signal to her well-placed values is the way that she sees shared international institutions as the main cause of peace and prosperity, rather than American military domination.
Jeff Wheeldon is the International Affairs Critic for the Green Party of Canada.
Jeff Wheeldon writes regularly on politics, religion, and ethics, and currently serves as the International Affairs Critic in the Green Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet. He has a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology, and focused his research on Christian social ethics. His most recent publication is in the Journal of Sociology and Christianity, and his current research interests include social psychology, ecotheology, and economics. He is a proud husband and father of two.
Let's be clear: while a sarin gas attack is a disgusting breach of international law and of humanity itself, in responding with military force outside of any formal war the United States has breached more international laws than the gas attack did. We should not be lulled into some sense that unilateral military action is OK.
05/01/2017 10:42 EDT
President Trump's vilification of immigrants, including a restriction on their movements in the form of a travel ban for people from seven Muslim-majority nations, leaves many genius researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs feeling unwelcome in the U.S. even if they are allowed in.
02/15/2017 05:03 EST
While president Trump's America-first policies focus on turning inwardly to protect, promote and privilege Americans, a Canada-first approach to international relations does the opposite. The overwhelming response over the weekend shows that Canadians value hospitality, diversity and internationalism.
02/02/2017 11:41 EST
We in the West need to recognize the ways in which we have appropriated the politics, conflicts, and even misery of others for our own politics -- even in our op-eds and columns. We should consider our words carefully, and put our money where our mouths are.
01/20/2017 02:20 EST
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