Canada’s International Altruism: Reconciling our Self-image with Reality

Madeline Rowland The image of Canada as a global peacekeeper and champion of development is a salient part of our collective national consciousness. The formation of the (now-defunct) Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in 1968 secured the position of aid and development on the political agenda, at least for CIDA’s 45-year lifespan. Prime Ministers of […]

Seen and Heard: Louise Arbour on the International Peace Agenda

Jenna Simpson  Last Thursday, the School of Public Policy and Governance launched the David Peterson Leadership Lecture Series with an event at the Isabel Bader Theatre featuring the Honourable Louise Arbour. Arbour is a former justice of the Superior Court of Ontario, the Court of Appeal of Ontario, and the Supreme Court of Canada; Chief […]