Canada keeps the peace no more: Steven Staples comments on Canadian contributions to peacekeeping

On Friday, June 8, the Globe and Mail published, “Blue helmets cast aside, Canada keeps the peace no more,” and Steven Staples commented:

“The need is greater than ever but Canada’s contribution has never been lower, the Harper government doesn’t regard peacekeeping as a route to enhancing Canada’s international stature.”

The author, Paul Koring, notes that despite the decrease in Canadian contributions to UN peacekeeping, a 2010 Nanos poll showed that Canadians ranked peacekeeping as their number one priority for the  Canadian military, ahead of North American security and the Arctic. Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/blue-helmets-cast-aside-canada-keeps-the-peace-no-more/article4240950/

Read More

Comments are closed.




Bipartisan efforts in U.S. Congress seek to ban further Saudi arms deals

The highly reputable American Arms Control Association, in its latest Issue Brief, chronicles bipartisan efforts in the U.S. Congress to stop new arms deals and new shipments under existing deals to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. See: Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Should be Rejected (Jeff Abramson, Arms Control Association Issue Brief Volume 9, […]

Read More
View the Blog »

New President of South Korea wants diplomacy with North Korea

A leading Canadian disarmament expert, Ernie Regehr, makes the case for renewed diplomatic engagement with North Korea as the only ...

Key questions about Canada’s Arms Trade Treaty legislation

In this blog post we highlight some of the key questions we will be asking the Government of Canada about ...