Whatever the reality, this is not something Canada should be entering into with the same old shop-worn cliché that we are doing this for the Venezuelan people.
That can impact foreign policy. How else can one explain allowing our allies to stage parades and name streets after perpetrators of the worst crime against humanity?
Critics scoffed in 2006 when then-NDP leader Jack Layton said we should try negotiating with the Taliban. Thirteen years later, that’s exactly what the Americans are doing.
The lawyer for the former second-in-command of the military says the alleged use of code names to thwart document searches about him is ‘like a spider’s web.’
Canadian Brig.-Gen. Jay Janzen and I agree on that, at least. But who decides what’s credible is another question.
An al-Qaeda leader’s death should also prompt introspection about the Western world’s role in propping up a corrupt Afghanistan regime.
Ukraine’s embrace of a nationalist hero with Nazi connections doesn't show the type of Canadian values our military trainers were sent to defend.
Following the U.S. president’s decision to have American troops leave Syria, Canada ought to do the same for its military personnel in Iraq. We have no skin in the game.