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OFIP asks three questions to Hon. Mme. Melanie Jolie about the uneven international application of Canadian human rights policy

Foreign Affairs minister Melanie Joly recently talked tough on the issue of human rights in Iran. “Canada will hold Iran accountable for its crimes,” she said. Prime Minister Trudeau went even further announcing that Canada would “impose sanctions on those responsible”. In an open letter, OFIP asks the foreign minister if Canada applies the same policy across the board. Read the letter….

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The challenges of reporting from Palestine: an OFIP webinar on September 13th with Mariam Barghouti, Senior Palestine correspondent for Mondoweiss

Mariam Barghouti is a Palestinian-American writer, blogger, researcher, commentator and journalist. She currently lives in Ramallah, Palestine where she is the Senior Palestine Correspondent for the independent digital publication Mondoweiss. On September 13, in an OFIP webinar Barghouti will share with her audience the dangers, challenges (and joys) of reporting from Palestine. Read more and register.

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Jagmeet Singh issues 13 clear demands with respect to Canada’s policy and practice on Israel/Palestine

“By failing to call out Israel for breaching international law and violating the human rights of the Palestinian people, Canada is contributing to the problem” says NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in a recent statement. As an important ally of the current minority Liberal government, Singh is in a position to force a change. Read more…

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Canada’s ambassador to UN throws “Hail Mary” pass to save UNSC bid. Will he score a touchdown?

In what appears to be a last minute attempt to save Canada’s bid for a UN Security Council seat, Marc-Andre Blanchard, Canada’s Ambassador to the UN has sent a letter to (all?) other UN Ambassadors defending Canada’s position with respect to Israel/Palestine. The UNSC vote will be held on June 17th. In his letter, Blanchard responds to a “letter from a group of Canadians” criticizing Canada’s position. Read more…

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