Month: December 2015

Should Canada and its allies intervene in Syria?
Face to Face

Should Canada and its allies intervene in Syria?

Face to face: Does the UN principle of responsibility to protect oblige Canada and its allies to intervene - militarily or otherwise - in Syria? The photo of the three-year-old Syrian boy, Alan Kurdî, whose body surfaced on the shore of Turkey earlier this fall, galvanized global attention on the seminal humanitarian challenge of our time. Since the outbreak in 2011, the Syrian crisis has seen the death of more than 200,000 people and the displacement of more than 10 million. Gender-based violence, war crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed in Syria, yet the international community has remained paralyzed. The speed, magnitude and brutality of the Syrian crisis calls for our compassion and our collective responsibility to protect people in peril. The Responsibilit...
Churchill and Hitler
Heroes And Villains

Churchill and Hitler

Winston Churchill and Adolph Hitler were both charismatic, demanding leaders who promised to restore order to their society after the disruption and devastation of the Great War. They were also mortal enemies with very different visions of what social order should look like.  Emnity  “If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be freed.” —Churchill (LEFT) “The gift Mr. Churchill possesses is the gift to lie with a pious expression on his face.” —Hitler (RIGHT) When Adolph Hitler came to power, Winston Churchill was in the political wilderness, but speaking out against appeasement. “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last,” he warned. With the signing of the Munich Agreement (the 1938 pact among the major powers of Europe—except the Soviet Union and...
On this date : January 2016
On This Date

On this date : January 2016

1 January 1885 Standard time goes into effect, the brainchild of Canadian Pacific Railway chief engineer Sir Sandford Fleming. 2 January 1940 The first Canadians decorated in the Second World War, Pilot Officer S.R. Henderson and Wing Commander J.F. Griffiths, are awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. 2 January-8 February 1950 Lester Pearson is aboard the RCAF’s first around-the-world flight, en route to a foreign ministers’ conference in Ceylon. 4 January 1945 U-boats claim the Norwegian steamship Polarland and Canadian merchant ship Nipawin Park off the coast of Nova Scotia. 5 January 1948 The National Defence College opens in Kingston, Ont. 6 January 1915 The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry arrives at the trenches in France. 7 January 1904 The Marcon...
Humour Hunt

Humour Hunt

Stan Knight of Bobcaygeon, Ont., writes: During the Second World War, our escort group ran a convoy with HMS Revenge. The mighty Revenge sat steady as a rock in the water while the Canadian corvettes bobbed around her like corks. I was duty signaller on HMCS Orillia when skipper Ted Briggs had me flash to the Revenge as we were taking up our stations: “How do you like our new camouflage job?” The answer came back: “Fantastic! Where the hell are you?”
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