Staples to Debate Conservative Foreign Policy at Manning Conference

(Ottawa) Rideau Institute president Steven Staples will be a guest panelist at the Manning Networking Conference to consider the question “Does Conservative Foreign Policy Need an Overhaul?”

“I am looking forward to a lively debate with the panelists and the conference participants,” said Staples, who is a well-known critic of many Conservative government policies, especially in the area of increased defence spending, Afghanistan, and the F-35 stealth fighter.

Mr. Colin Robertson, Vice President and Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, will chair the panel. Other confirmed panelists are Mr. Carlo Dade, Senior Fellow at the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa; Mr. Mark Cameron, former Director of Policy and Research at the Prime Minister’s Office; and Hon. Monte Solberg, former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

The Manning Centre for Building Democracy is hosting its annual Manning Networking Conference (MNC) at the Ottawa Convention Centre from March 7  to March 9. The foreign policy panel is scheduled for Friday, March 8, 2013, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:50 a.m

More information is available from http://mnc2013.ca/program/

 

Read More

Comments are closed.




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 years of secret negotiations. The five-decade-long conflict, rooted in Colombia’s unique land distribution and political exclusion of large segments of the population, has killed at least 220,000 people and displaced millions. Anna Maria Tremonti, host […]

Read More
View the Blog »

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 ...

Peter Langille: UN peace operations need Canada’s expertise

  [caption id="attachment_6421" align="aligncenter" width="300"] .[/caption] In light of the Liberal government’s commitment to increase Canada’s participation in UN peacekeeping efforts and ...