Canada’s odious history of blocking anti-war voice lives again

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by Yves Engler

A campaign to cancel an anti-war speaking tour represents a troubling return to a more repressive Canadian era. People who care about democracy and free speech should be appalled.

On June 19 Dimitri Lascaris began on “Making Peace With Russia, One Handshake At A Time.” The ten-city tour organized by the Canada-wide Peace and Justice Network follows the former Green party leadership candidate’s visit to Russia.

Concerned about previous shutdown efforts by the government-backed Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), organizers in most cities have made the venue secret until the last-minute. To mitigate against disruptions, they also required individuals to purchase tickets in advance. READ MORE.


On Monday, June 26, 2023 at 6 PM ET, Dimitri Lascaris will appear on Yves Engler’s Canadian Foreign Policy Hour to discuss the bid to shut down his speaking tour, which continues. Register for CFPH here

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