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Canada potential spoiler in firearms treaty

As Ceasefire reported a few months ago, the Harper government’s firearms ideology may be standing in the way of progress on an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT is a proposed multilateral treaty aimed at controlling the international trade in conventional firearms. The treaty is currently being planned in a series of preparatory committees, […]

Canadian government unhappy with Palestinian UNESCO membership

Palestine was admitted as a full member to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on October 31st (Sarah Dilorenzo, “Palestine becomes a full member of UN agency, despite U.S. objection, Globe and Mail, 31 October 2011). In response, the U.S. government has withdrawn all funding to the organization (representing over 20% of the […]

Perimeter security deal threatens Canadians’ privacy

The Rideau Institute has released a new report that provides a critique of the recently announced Shared Vision Declaration between Canada and the United States. The report, called Shared Vision or Myopia: The Politics of Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness and written by former Foreign Service officer and CIA liaison Gar Pardy, examines the threat […]

10th Memorial of 9/11

I encourage you to download our report, and share this note with your friends and colleagues on September 11, so that everyone can take a moment and consider what our government has done over the last decade, and where we want to lead our country in the next decade.