March 26, Luncheon Speaker Series – Can Canada Do More for Refugees?

Western countries have been prone to populist rhetoric that is leading to more and more stringent and security-focused policies. If Western media highlighted the Rohingya refugee crisis for a few months, most crises remain underreported and as a result, the gap between humanitarian funding requirements to save lives and donations – from governments in particular – is increasing. Solutions exist though – including in Canada through resettlement of the most vulnerable – although the gap between the needs and the spaces offered is similarly increasing. What is the role of Canada in addressing these challenges and seizing opportunities to do better? Continue Reading March 26, Luncheon Speaker Series – Can Canada Do More for Refugees?

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June 18, Luncheon Speaker Series – An Assessment of The Feminist International Assistance Policy Three Years In

Nicolas joined the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) as President & CEO in August 2018. As the former Executive Director of the Humanitarian Coalition, he is passionate about humanitarian and development policy, advocacy, and government relations. Continue Reading June 18, Luncheon Speaker Series – An Assessment of The Feminist International Assistance Policy Three Years In

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October 29, Carbon Tax On Trial – Luncheon Speaker Series

Nathalie is actively engaged in the development of Canadian law and policy. She recently served as pro-bono co-counsel to Canada’s Ecofical Commission at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and the United Chiefs and Council of the Mnidoo Mnising at the Ontario Court of Appeal (with Westaway Law), in the constitutional challenges to the federal carbon price. Continue Reading October 29, Carbon Tax On Trial – Luncheon Speaker Series

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May 28, Luncheon Speaker Series – How could the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples change Canada’s international trade and environmental normative framework?

The Honourable Marilou McPhedran, C.M. is a human rights lawyer, professor and activist, appointed as an independent senator in the Parliament of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in November 2016. Marilou was one of the most influential leaders of the 1981 Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution conference- the grass roots social movement of women across Canada resulting in stronger equality rights in the constitution.  Continue Reading May 28, Luncheon Speaker Series – How could the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples change Canada’s international trade and environmental normative framework?

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January 28, Justice Dies in Darkness – Luncheon Speaker Series

Prof. Diab will focus on the repercussions of the little known oppressive Canadian Extradition Law. He will talk about the absence of any legal protection (due process included) against that “rubber stamp Law” and provide his view of the dire price that anyone accused would pay. Continue Reading January 28, Justice Dies in Darkness – Luncheon Speaker Series

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February 25, Adapt to Survive – Luncheon Speaker Series

Dr. Manning will discuss adaptation strategies prepared for various UN agencies and national governments primarily focused on small islands, coastal zones and World Heritage sites, and developing risk management methods for the UN World Tourism Organization. Continue Reading February 25, Adapt to Survive – Luncheon Speaker Series

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April 28, 2020, WEBINAR: The Battle for the future of food in the deepening climate and coronavirus global emergencies, ft. Timothy A. Wise

Timothy Wise will talk about the battle for the future of food in the deepening climate and coronavirus global emergencies. A series of recent United Nations reports on the growing climate emergency highlights the urgent need to change the way we grow, market, and consume our food Continue Reading April 28, 2020, WEBINAR: The Battle for the future of food in the deepening climate and coronavirus global emergencies, ft. Timothy A. Wise

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March 31, 2020 WEBINAR – Battling pandemics in an era of populism: Lessons from coronavirus

As we enter a new era, with a return of isolationism, the battle against pandemics has become more problematic. The early responses to the coronavirus outbreak demonstrate some of these emerging challenges. This talk will discuss the emergence of the current approach to battling global public health emergencies and warning signs for managing future such threats. Continue Reading March 31, 2020 WEBINAR – Battling pandemics in an era of populism: Lessons from coronavirus

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Climate Stomp! September 29, 7-11pm

Please join us at our upcoming event: Climate Stomp! Hosted by the Group of 78. This evening will include live music, dancing, fundraising activities, appetizers, and a cash bar! This is a free event, so invite friends and family to join us for a night of singing and dancing. Donations are greatly appreciated at the door. Donations of $20 and over will… Continue Reading Climate Stomp! September 29, 7-11pm

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August 7, 2018, Podcast, Episode 2: How to Stop Corporate Tax Dodging – Dennis Howlett

Episode 2 is now available: How to Stop Corporate Tax Dodging – Dennis Howlett In the wake of the Panama and Paradise Papers scandals, revealing global tax evasion on a massive scale, and increasing evidence of tax avoidance by the world’s largest corporations, Dennis Howlett will talk about whether such practices can be stopped, and how. Music by: Christian Whelan… Continue Reading August 7, 2018, Podcast, Episode 2: How to Stop Corporate Tax Dodging – Dennis Howlett

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