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The Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty: lessons from history

The so-called Great Game, played out between Britain and the Russian Empire in Afghanistan, is an object lesson in the destructive power of imperial paranoia.

Photograph courtesy of DND, Sergeant Daren Kraus
Though Canada will end its combat role in 2014, we have pledged continued financial aid. Canada has promised $227-million in assistance between 2014 and 2017—on top of what Canada has already pledged for 2011 to 2014. Much of our aid will go to advance the rights of women and girls and their involvement in Afghan society. But building a civil society takes much more than empowering disadvantaged groups and ‘winning hearts and minds.’

 

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The Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty: lessons from history

The so-called Great Game, played out between Britain and the Russian Empire in Afghanistan, is an object lesson in the destructive power of imperial paranoia.

Photograph courtesy of DND, Sergeant Daren Kraus
Though Canada will end its combat role in 2014, we have pledged continued financial aid. Canada has promised $227-million in assistance between 2014 and 2017—on top of what Canada has already pledged for 2011 to 2014. Much of our aid will go to advance the rights of women and girls and their involvement in Afghan society. But building a civil society takes much more than empowering disadvantaged groups and ‘winning hearts and minds.’

 

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.

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