Should Clayton Ruby be considered a left hero?

Clayton Ruby came to my attention in 2002 when I was a vice president in the Concordia Student Union. With two other self-declared leftists, Ruby penned a Globe and Mail commentary condemning our internationalist, feminist and anti-capitalist minded union. In “No more double standard” he viciously attacked the UN campaign to compensate for racial slavery... Continue Reading →

How many Ukrainians will die before Ottawa seeks peace?

By restarting Operation UNIFIER Canada is ramping up its war with Russia. The military training mission had been Ottawa’s principal contribution to a seven-year-old proxy war, which appears likely to continue for years. Last week Defence Minister Anita Anand announced that 225 Canadian troops would be dispatched to England to train Ukrainians. They will offer... Continue Reading →

Canada no peacekeeper and never has been

The Maple’s recent two-part series on “The Bloody History of Canadian ‘Peacekeeping’” is important to understanding Canadian foreign policy. Even though Canada hasn’t contributed significant troop numbers recently, UN missions remain important to understanding Canadian foreign policy. Two weeks ago, Ottawa supported a year-long extension of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). “Canada... Continue Reading →

Canada’s terrorist list actually enables terrorism

On Friday Israel launched its latest outburst of violence against Gaza. Over 72 hours at least 44 Palestinians, including 16 children, were killed. More than 300 Palestinians were injured while many more lost their homes, businesses or other property. Children in Gaza have also been psychologically scarred by the bombings and, in another form of... Continue Reading →

Time to disrupt Ottawa climate criminals

We must keep the pressure on. Even while ecocidal forces attack Canada’s environment minister, those hoping to avoid societal collapse can’t stay mum on the former Greenpeace employee’s climate crimes. Last Thursday I interrupted Steven Guilbeault’s press conference to challenge his approval of the Baie du Nord offshore oil project. I asked the minister of... Continue Reading →

US pushers of war with China find Canadian allies

  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned trip to Taiwan combined with the head of the US military Mark Milley recently calling the Chinese military “noticeably more aggressive” has greatly ratcheted up tensions with the world’s most populous nation. Major Canadian media and think tanks are pressing for this country to join the conflict. They have... Continue Reading →

‘Anti-racist’ but pro-apartheid and government funded

Should anti-racists collaborate with leading promoters of apartheid? An absurd question? Unfortunately, not. Recently Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) researchers Dan Collen and Étienne Quintal helped United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Toronto create Hatepedia. Collen and Quintal also work for the UJA-run Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. But UJA organizes Canada’s largest annual apartheid celebration... Continue Reading →

Government censorship rebrands with ‘disinformation’ campaign

Last week the Social Media Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Management released a report titled “The reach of Russian propaganda and disinformation in Canada”. According to lead author Anatoliy Gruzd, “the research provides evidence that the Kremlin’s disinformation is reaching more Canadians than one would expect. Left unchallenged, state-sponsored information operations can stoke... Continue Reading →

Peace-minded Canadians deserve a voice in Parliament

NDP foreign affairs critic Heather McPherson’s promotion of NATO and opposition to diplomacy is prolonging the horrors in Ukraine. On Monday McPherson attacked the Liberals for acceding to Germany’s request to allow Siemens’ to return turbines that were repaired at its facilities in Montréal. "It is shocking and disappointing that the Liberal government has decided... Continue Reading →

Is it time for Canada to apologize to Libya?

Canada said their war in Libya was to defend human rights and enable democracy. But, NATO’s 2011 assault has unleashed a decade of instability and violence as well as deteriorating social and economic indicators. And they still haven’t held presidential elections. Since the start of the month there has been an uprising against living conditions... Continue Reading →

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