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Guest Post: Bobbie Whiteman This sunday was Winnipeg’s second annual Walk/Run for Darfur. It was a really great turn out, close to three hundred people participated, a Winnipeg radio celebrity from a popular radio station kicked the whole thing off, we had support from numerous provicial MLA’s and of all the federal candidates that the… Read More


Dear [Stand-Canada], Thank you for your letter. I too am very concerned about Darfur. Having been a Deputy Director for 25 years and dealing with social and health issues daily, when I retired I wanted to make a difference a difference and loned CANADEM (Canada’s registry of experts available to the UN) and was looking… Read More


Guest Post: Jackie Bonisteel One week to go until Election Day, one more week to get candidates talking about Darfur! You may have heard Dion mention Darfur briefly during the leaders’ debates. It can be disappointing to constantly see the crisis tagged on as an after-thought to discussions of Afghanistan, but at least it seems… Read More


Below is a letter from Carolyn Scott, the Liberal candidate for Sackville-Eastern Shore: Thank you for raising the profile of the tragedy and travesties which are occurring in Darfur. The genocide in Darfur is a blight on the reputations of so many responsible governments in the world, governments who are standing by as so many… Read More


This picture of Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion with Stand’er Brianna Ames was taken in Toronto on September 28. Following the debates, we sent his office the following note: I just wanted to take this opportunity to ask you to pass a message along to Mr. Dion thanking him for mentioning Darfur in both the… Read More


Rick Casson is the current M.P. for Lethbridge. He recently sent us this letter about his position on Sudan: Dear [Stand-Canada], Thank you for your e-mail regarding Canada’s role in Darfur. I appreciate the opportunity to respond. Canada’s support to Darfur has focused on humanitarian assistance, although armed conflict, poor transport infrastructure, and lack of… Read More


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