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Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason spoke to CBC Radio One listeners across the country Sunday about the Canadian military’s current involvement in an airstrike mission in Iraq, the need for a political and humanitarian strategy, and where the mission will be in six months. To learn more, read the blog post and listen to the interview.




Poll: Majority of Canadians oppose expansion into Syria

Tim Naumetz of The Hill Times informs us that a majority of Canadians oppose the expansion of Canadian combat operations into Syria (“Canadian majority opposes Syrian airstrikes: poll,” Hill Times, 7 April 2015). According to a recent Forum Research poll conducted after the parliamentary vote to extend Canada’s military operations in Iraq and expand them [...]

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Peggy Mason: Countering Islamic State: A failing strategy

By Peggy Mason CCPA Monitor, April 1, 2015 The U.S.-led air campaign being waged in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State features ...

Greg Perry: Harper’s Economic Distraction Plan

Cartoonist Greg Perry nails Stephen Harper's election strategy. (Reproduced with the kind permission of Greg Perry.)