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The Failures & Dangers of the Pre-Pandemic Economy, Part II: Retrenchment or Reset?

“May you live in interesting times”: an ancient saying attributed to the Chinese. Ironically, it is a curse that life is better in “uninteresting times” of peace and stability than times of trouble and turbulence.  We are now in “interesting more »

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The Failures & Dangers of the Pre-Pandemic Economy: How Did We Get Here? Part I:

We Canadians live in one of the richest societies in the history of the world. A Canadian, John Humphrey, was instrumental in the creation of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including right to social security and a standard more »

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Human Rights & Emergency Powers

COVID-19 has reached almost every country in the world. Politicians may be tempted to use extraordinary powers. It is necessary for governments to counter the spread of COVID-19, which is itself a human rights responsibility. Governments must protect rights to more »

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COVID-19: Canada’s Emergency Benefit & Wage Subsidy – Gaps & Concerns.

COVID-19 is a public health and economic crisis. Governments are urgently responding to avoid an economic depression and social instability. The government of Canada has announced a number of programs, including the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and to wage more »

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SPEECH by BILL SUNDHU: “Walk To Embrace Diversity”, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Kamloops, BC, March 21, 2019.

The Charter of the UN is based on the principle of the dignity and equality inherent in all human beings. It recognizes that Racism is repugnant to the ideals of any human society. This is a dark time for human more »

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On Climate Change: Trudeau is duplicitious and irresponsible

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau portrays himself as the leader of progressive values. His public relations team has spun his smiling visage onto pages of magazines and the daily’s of western capitals as a symbol of progressive change – the more »

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Targeting Child Soldiers: When, If Ever?

In 2001, in Sierra Leone, a number of soldiers from the Royal Irish Regiment were taken prisoner by a group comprised mostly by armed children called the West Side Boys, as the Irish Regiment had been reluctant to open fire. more »

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P.K. Subban trade and the fracture with Les Canadiens

  July 2, 2016 Mr. Geoff Molson,President & CEO – Club de Hockey Canadiens Dear Mr. Molson: P.K Subban trade and the fracture with Les Canadiens After 49 years as a devoted and passionate fan (religiously) of the Montreal Canadiens, more »

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(Part II): Arusha & the ICC: What’s going on?

Part II: This is a follow-up the my Blog posting on having attended the Regional Seminar of the International Criminal Court (ICC) held in Arusha, Tanzania. As is often the case, the most interesting and captivating discussions are those that more »

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On Visiting Arusha for Seminar of ICC

I recently travelled to Arusha, Tanzania for a Regional Seminar of List Counsel of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The International Criminal Court became operational in 2002 and has jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of concern to the international more »

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