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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.

The Liberal government is conducting an online consultation on national security as it moves toward amending the Anti-terrorism Act. See “Liberals identify 10 key national security issues for public consultations,” (, 8 September 2016). This is a rare opportunity for Canadians to weigh in on critical issues like Bill C-51. Here is what the B.C. Civil […]

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Colombia peace deal shows power of mediation

On August 24, 2016 an historic peace deal was reached between the FARC rebels and the government of Colombia, after four ...

Join in global efforts to abolish nuclear weapons

Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason was honoured to speak at the international conference Building a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World  in Astana, Kazakhstan ...