CBC News, April 8, 2010
Half of Canadians do not support the country’s military being deployed to Afghanistan, and 60 per cent oppose extending the mission past its current end date of July 2011, a new poll suggests.
The poll, conducted by research firm EKOS and released Thursday exclusively to the CBC, found 36 per cent of [...]
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After 2011 – Why Canada Needs to Leave Afghanistan
Canadian Peace Alliance
March 31, 2010
At the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting, held at Gatineau, March 29-30, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the assembled media and delegates that Canada [...]
The “Project Hero” Scolarship Program
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By the Canadian Peace Alliance, April 7, 2010
A group of Professors the University of Regina have drafted a letter to object to the “Project Hero” scholarship program which gives money to the family of Canadian Soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
As they [...]
Regina 16 say common folk won freedoms
By John F. Conway, The Calgary Herald, April 6, 2010
The 16 University of Regina academics who signed the letter protesting the university’s participation in the Project Hero Scholarship program were clear in stating their reasons, and have replied to dozens of angry e-mails containing gross distortions of their position, [...]
By Paul S. Graham, March 31, 2010
A CBC online poll is asking “Should Canadian combat forces remain in Afghanistan past 2011?” At the moment, 74 per cent have answered “No.” While encouraging, this is somewhat higher than what we’ve seen in more scientific polls, and not likely indicative of Canadian public opinion.
According to the most [...]
by the Canadian Peace Alliance, Mar. 29, 2010
In only a matter of a few weeks, Parliament could be debating and voting on Bill C-440, a bill that would make legally binding two motions that have already passed in the House of Commons in support of U.S. Iraq War resisters. Bill C-440 sends a message to [...]
Letter from University of Regina professors opposed to Project Hero scholarships
Regina Leader Post, March 26, 2010
Faculty of the University of Regina say No to “Project Hero” and Canadian Imperialism: An Open Letter to President Vianne Timmons
March 23, 2010
Dear President Timmons:
We write to you as concerned faculty members of the University of Regina, to urge you [...]
By Project Fly Home, March 23, 2010
This is the March Call to Action in Project Fly Home’s six-month campaign leading up to the first anniversary of Abdelrazik’s return to Canada. Video and audio from February events are included below.
This six-month campaign demands that Canada:
- immediately free Abdelrazik from the sanctions imposed on him under [...]
By John Ibbitson, Globe and Mail, March 25, 2010
The U.S. government will ask Canada to keep as many as 500 to 600 troops in Afghanistan after this country’s military deployment in Kandahar ends in 2011.
Sources inside and outside the government say the formal request is expected toward the end of this year through NATO. The [...]
CMP Action Alert: Lobby Attack on Al Aqsa Mosque
By Canadian Muslims for Palestine, March 14, 2010
Canadian Muslims For Palestine (CMP), a national grassroots educational organization, denounces in the harshest possible terms the storming of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound by members of the Israeli military on Sunday, March 7th.
The Al Aqsa Mosque Compound, also [...]