Solaye Snider, Blog Writer   Last Thursday, two separate leaks to the Globe and Mail and CTV News revealed that the processing of Syrian refugees was halted by the Conservative government for several weeks this spring to complete an additional audit of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)-referred refugee files due to security concerns.… Read More

Celine McGarvey, Blog Writer   Last week, STAND Canada offered a summary of the horror that has engulfed Syria since 2011. The refugee crisis that has resulted from this ongoing conflict has been at the forefront of Canadian and international media as world governments struggle to respond. As the Canadian election campaign nears its conclusion,… Read More

Special Guest Post from our Policy Team by Maria Simeonova   October 1, 2015, marked the end of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s deliberation on technical assistance and capacity-building in the field of civil liberties. During the course of the debates, many states and international organizations urged the Government of Myanmar to maintain its engagement… Read More

By Banke Sorinwa, Blog Writer   “War does not determine who is right only who is left” –Bertrand Russell   Syria is consistently in the news lately as it is marred by destruction and terror. Over 3 million people have fled the country  since the start of the conflict, most of them women and children,… Read More

Special Munk Debate Review by Solaye Snider, Blog Writer   On September 28th, the first ever federal election debate focusing exclusively on foreign policy provided party leaders an important opportunity to stand up for humanitarian assistance, genocide prevention, and Canada’s Responsibility to Protect. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Thomas Mulcair, and… Read More

Special Munk Debate Review by Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer   The first ever specifically-designated foreign policy debate in Canada was hosted by the Munk debate series last night. Stephen Harper of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), Thomas Mulcair of the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party of Canada participated… Read More