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A world without genocide | Un monde sans génocide

As the messages from candidates about Darfur come pouring in, here’s one from Andrew Telegdi, the Liberal candidate standing for re-election in Kitchener-Waterloo. Dear [Stand-Canada], Thank you for emailing me on such an important issue. After the Rwanda genocide, the world community promised to never again allow such a thing to happen. The tragedy in… Read More


I would like to take a moment to give an extra large applause to Marc Garneau, the liberal candidate for Westmount-Ville-Marie, who has a blog post on his website that not only focuses on Darfur; he also mentions STAND Canada as a source of inspiration! While it’s always nice to be complemented, it’s even nicer… Read More


Here’s an interesting entry: a poem about the atrocities in Darfur written by the Green Party candidate for Ottawa South – Dr. Qais Ghanem. According to his campaign, “Dr. Ghanem is an ardent activist for the human rights of all people, no matter the ethnicity or religion.” Darfur When did I ever choose to be… Read More


Guest Post: by Jackie Bonisteel and Anne Wagner Stand has listed Glen Pearson as one of our “supporters”, but this designation does not come close to doing justice to the London North-Centre MP’s incredible work for Darfur. Glen is a different kind of MP – his concern for the causes close to his heart take… Read More


Stand’s own ubiquitous Jackie Bonisteel has an op-ed published in The Charlatan, Carleton’s independent newspaper. There’s nothing to comment upon – she says it all. A must read!… Read More


I would like to point out another great blog post put up by Kate Heartfield at the Ottawa Citizen on her blog the World Next Door. Once again focused on Darfur, this time she posts the transcript of a meeting with Ben Hoffman, the Green Party candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke and a world class conflict mediator.… Read More


Embassy Magazine on foreign policy has an article praising the Liberal Party for mentioning key issues such as Darfur in their platform but criticizing them for lacking substance. As it stands now, the Liberal platform has this to say on Darfur: In Sudan, the United Nations faces an historic test. January 2008 marked the deployment… Read More


The Ontario Young Liberals (OYL) have just sent us their resolution on Darfur. A big presence at many Stand fundraisers and gatherings, the OYL deserve a big ol’ thanks for their constant support and encouragement of Stand. Please read below: A Policy to End the Atrocities in Darfur Submitted by Terry Chemij, Etobicoke Centre Federal… Read More


The wonderfully astute Kate Heartfield has a post at the moment on her blog the World Next Door about Stand’s Speak the Name campaign and the importance of making Darfur an election issue. As most of you know, Speak the Name works by rewarding politicians who mention Darfur or Sudan in their campaign. We give… Read More


Darfur in the Canadian Media this week: Escaping From Genocide – Montreal Gazette (by the way, has anyone read this book, “Tears of the Desert” by Halima Bashir? I’d like to hear feedback…)Thousands Flee Darfur Heavy Fighting – Toronto StarCourt Probing Deadly Darfur Camp Attack – Toronto StarIt’s As if Evil Itself Had Come to… Read More