How can Canada regain its reputation as a world leader on caring and safe communities?

Canada has failed to demonstrate leadership in crime prevention. Compared to other G7 countries than the USA, Canada has a rate of homicide double their average and the homicide rate for Indigenous People is seven times that of non-Indigenous. Overseas, rapid increases in aid expenditures on policing, poorly trained and paid, is still common and not matched by equivalent targeted social investments.

Sarah Bowles

May 29, 2018 Luncheon Speaker Series Featuring Irvin Waller – How can Canada regain its reputation as a world leader on caring and safe communities?

  Tuesday May 29, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa  613-565-9449 ext. 22 by Friday, May 25, 2018 **************************************************** Canada and world leaders committed to reducing violence against women and street violence when they endorsed the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. Scientific evidence has identified how… Read More »

How To Stop Corporate Tax Dodging

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.

Iran, the US and the Regional Crisis

Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian will talk about bilateral complexities of Iran & the US, and will also shed light on the regional issues, different views and the way forward for fostering a sustainable peace and security.

Special Speaker Series: Iran, the US and the Regional Crisis, April 19th

WHEN: Thursday, 19 April 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) WHERE: Knox Presbyterian Church – 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa, ON Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian will talk about the complexities of the bilateral relationship between Iran and the US, and will shed light on regional issues from different views, pointing the way forward necessary to foster sustainable peace… Read More »

South Africa and Zimbabwe – Limits to Change

This talk will explore the origins and nature of change in these two southern African countries and assess its significance. Does the rise to power of an authoritarian political leader in Zimbabwe offer a glimpse of South Africa’s future?  Or will the different historical terrain and stronger institutions (the judiciary, the media, the political opposition and civil society) enable a positive alternative?  

Sarah Bowles

CDN. Peacekeepers Stuck on Sidelines – Peggy Mason on Power & Politics

Peggy Mason, Rideau Institute President and Executive Member of The Group of 78, talks with Terry Milewski on CBC’s Power and Politics about what’s behind Canada’s continued reneging on its UN peacekeeping commitments. Check out the video!

Syrian Refugees – No Relief in Sight

Dr. Baudouin will argue that since the solution to Syria problem is nowhere in sight, it is time to look into the possibility of integrating the refugees to the existing societies by provide training, help finding jobs and provide job security.

Sarah Bowles

Book Launch – A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN is, and what it could be

  John Trent and Laura Schnurr will launch their new book, titled “A United Nations Renaissance: What the UN is, and what it could be” on February 9, 2018. They have been busy writing a book over the past couple years — it’s a small book about a big topic! In a nutshell, it’s about how we can better manage… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

North Korea After the Winter Olympics

Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series Marius Grinius North Korea After the Winter Olympics (event PDF) Speaker’s Notes (PDF)  Tuesday January 30, 2018  12:00 p.m.  Palais Imperial Restaurant,  311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa   $30 for luncheon and presentation (12:00 p.m.) $5 for presentation only (arrive 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available)  RESERVATIONS:  613-565-9449 ext. 22 by… Read More »

Sarah Bowles