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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.




Civil Society Letter on Bill C-47: Canada must do better

Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason and Group of 78 Chair Roy Culpeper sent a joint letter on behalf of their respective non-governmental organizations to Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in light of recent changes to Bill C-47, the legislation to enable Canada to accede to the landmark Arms Trade Treaty. First they highlighted the good news: “We would […]

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