Justin Trudeau understands that his path to a UN Security Council seat runs through Africa. The continent shouldn’t give it to him. As part of his bid for a two-year seat on the UN’s most powerful decision-making body Canada’s prime minister has called the leaders of Ghana, Sudan, Rwanda, Namibia, Liberia, Botswana, Mozambique and Uganda... Continue Reading →
Media can’t even tell the truth about foreign policy history
Media coverage of Canadian foreign policy is uniquely one-sided and biased. It’s so bad that few readers, listeners or viewers will have ever seen or heard an honest analysis of this country’s past, let alone current role around the world. A recent Maclean’s story titled “The long history of ‘go back to where you came... Continue Reading →
Remembering Canada’s support for the right wing coup in Chile
On Sept. 11, 1973, the democratically elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende,was overthrown by General Augusto Pinochet. In the aftermath, 3,000 leftists were murdered, tens of thousands tortured and hundreds of thousands driven from the country. Since it doesn’t serve to justify further domination by the powerful, few in the Canadian media will commemorate the... Continue Reading →
Capitalism underpins Canada’s relationship with Cuba
Has Canada been a “friend” to Cuba? While Ottawa’s position towards Fidel Castro’s Cuba was far more progressive than our southern neighbour’s, the story is more complicated than liberals are likely to suggest in their commentary over Castro’s passing. Canada did not play a central role in U.S. efforts to squash the social reforms and... Continue Reading →
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