History has shown us you may be able to bomb and kill your enemy -- but your enemies' ideas can never die. In fact, this could result in popularizing the ideas and harden its believers. Current Islamists extremists know this well, that is why they have developed a business model that is fuelled by reacting to the actions of the West. Bombs and air campaigns cannot stop the social phenomena that lead to the expansion of the Un-Islamic State; we need a sustained counter narrative to defeat this new form of terrorism. We need to show respect and vocalize how our diversity is our strength; fostering a narrative of inclusivity.
The corporal's son was only five years old when his father was killed.
Undecided or Undeclared Senators, thanks to the campaign #StopC51, I know your names. And while there are simply too many of you to list, you know who you are. You may be wondering what caused this monumental shift in Canadian public opinion in just a few short months.
On January 30, a reporter asked Harper how newly-introduced anti-terror legislation will differentiate between somebody who is "radicalized" and "a teen who's just messing around in the basement." Harper answered by saying promoting terrorism is a serious offence no matter "what the age of the person is, or whether they're in a basement, or whether they're in a mosque or somewhere else." Harper's response to this question associates hundreds of mosques across the country with the promotion of terrorism and violence and is misguided for multiple reasons.
A federal Liberal candidate in Alberta has distanced himself from a tweet mocking Prime Minister Stephen Harper for reportedly
Kevin Vickers, the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms lauded as a hero for his role in stopping the gunman who attacked Parliament
But the fact that Trudeau did not explicitly call the attack a terrorist act evidently did not sit well with author, Sun
Justin Trudeau says he won't question the prime minister's decision to reportedly take cover in a closet during the shooting
Photo credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld Said Chow: "I believe that everyone counts. No matter where we came from, what
Barbara Winters was headed to work that fateful October morning when she heard gunshots ring out at the National War Memorial
Canadians are deeply divided over whether Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's October attack on Parliament Hill was an act of terrorism
Moving forward, we must never forget that we have the power to keep the peace, with every act, however great or small, and to shape Ottawa -- and the rest of the world -- now and for future generations.
The horrific and public murders of two Canadian servicemen days apart will surely become political fodder for debates about Canada's international and domestic policies and practices concerning terrorism. While these tragedies should indeed stimulate conversation and reflection, they should not be used to stifle debate and facilitate the speedy passing of any counter-terrorism legislation without due scrutiny or a critical eye.
At a time when the nation is in mourning and a little boy has lost his father so tragically, I refuse to squabble over the
"To hell with Bruce Willis ... our neighbour to the North just put the 'Eh' in 'yippee ki-yay motherf*****'" Stephen Colbert
As the Archbishop Desmond Tutu famously said, "my humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." Peace starts in recognizing and valuing the inherent humanity in each of us. And lasting peace comes when that outlook bleeds into every interaction that we have at work, on the street, and in our homes.
History tells us the worst laws are hastily made in the heat of crisis. It is far too easy to create greater police powers, while our civil liberties are eroded in the process. Speed can be a dangerous thing in this regard. It would be premature to enact laws when not all the facts are known.
While we Canadians look smugly at the U.S. with its lack of proper universal health coverage, it turns out that for mental illness reform, they are doing so much better than we are. They are actively debating the issues and the solutions while we spout platitudes. They put us to shame.
The symbolism of the events taking place on Wednesday October 22 in Ottawa could not be more cruel. Shots fired below the
"It's our house. It's on a hill. And there's a tower. And it's named for the idea, the concept and notion of peace. And it’s