‘Weakness’ in House Foreign Affairs Committee report lies in its lack of direct recommendations for action, says Gar Pardy.
Global Affairs Canada, which is headquartered at the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa, has a no-ransom policy where they will not pay kidnappers for the release of Canadian hostages abroad. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Former diplomats are calling for more direct action to improve the procedures triggered when a Canadian is kidnapped abroad, after a House committee’s recommendations for the government conduct a review.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.