Category Archives: Bulletin Board

Why is Canada botching the Great War centenary?

April 22, 2014 – Roy Culpeper – Comments in Globe and Mail on “Why is Canada botching the Great War centenary?“

Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace – Update April 2013

Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace Pathways to Peace – Update April 2013

Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace Update

Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace – Update April 2013  By Gerald Ohlsen   Since launching its report on the first phase of its work in June and hosting a discussion of a peace process in Afghanistan at the University of Ottawa in September of 2012, Pathways has focused on planning and fundraising for the next phase of work.  … Read More »

Views on Mali

The UN Intervention in Mali – and Canada’s role – is a topic that has generated several commentaries of note by Michael Byers, John Siebert, and Paul Rogers.

Does the World Still Trust Canada?

In the space of a few years, the international perception of Canada has changed dramatically. Under the Harper Conservatives, Canada has become a country identified with the unilateralism of George W. Bush (even though America has moved beyond Bush), a climate change pariah that has withdrawn from Kyoto and is playing an obstructionist role in attempts to negotiate… Read More »

Newton Bowles 1916 – 2012

Newton Bowles was born in China and died in the United States but was thoroughly Canadian. Ottawa thought so, too, evidenced by his 2001 appointment to the Order of Canada, which noted that Bowles was approached by the newly created United Nations in 1945 to head its post-war relief efforts in China – with typically Canadian results. “He… Read More »