The Halifax International Security Forum gave its John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service to the “People of Israel.”
Jeremy Appel is an independent Edmonton-based journalist and the author of Kenneyism: Jason Kenney’s Pursuit of Power.
“Canada’s much bigger role right now is providing diplomatic cover for Israel.”
“We have a problem in the U.S. of too much critical thinking."
The war in Ukraine was front and centre as journalists, politicians, military leaders and businesspeople gathered for the annual Halifax International Security Forum (HFX).
“The idea that Haiti needs an international intervention to deal with street gangs is ridiculous and racist and completely rejected by Haitians.”
"It's time for Canada to develop a robust, thoughtful economic conversion strategy that will decrease our reliance on arms exports."
The Department of National Defence won't say for certain that Canada's arms shipments to Ukraine haven't gone towards far-right extremists.
"In recognizing the asymmetrical nature of this conflict, Canada has an obligation to do more."
“There is no question that the Canadian government will be using whatever resources it can to protect Canadian oil and gas companies' profits in Colombia."