Policy Chair of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC)
Pouyan Tabasinejad is the Policy Chair of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC), a non-profit and non-partisan organization whose mandate is to safeguard and advance the interests of Canadians of Iranian heritage. <br> <br> He holds two Master of Arts degrees, one in History and another in Immigration. He has been heavily involved in a variety of political and community advocacy activities.
The neoconservative think tank has, despite being a foreign U.S.-based organization, been invited over 10 times to the House of Commons in Canada.
We as Canadians love to talk about how pluralistic we are, how accepting we are, and how much more progressive we are than our neighbour to the south. However, the reality is often different. From the so-called "Barbaric Cultural Practices Act" to the needless controversy over the Niqab, Canadians have shown that we are not immune from the xenophobia and racism that is plaguing much of the Western world.
05/25/2017 12:19 EDT
When Prime Minister Trudeau stated in 2015 that "Canada is back," many observers were hopeful that this would mean a Canadian foreign policy in which Canada took its historic place as an honest mediator. The hope was that Canada would help usher in an age of diplomatic solutions and peace: reducing conflict and standing up to tides of war.
04/21/2017 10:49 EDT
Breaking economic and diplomatic ties with Iran has harmed Iranian-Canadians, the Canadian economy and Canada's international standing. Conservative leadership candidates should recognize this fact, and not repeat the same old policies which not only harmed Canada, but also led to their electoral defeat.
03/13/2017 11:22 EDT
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