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McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields resonates across a century

A century ago, John McCrae, a Canadian military doctor, mourned the death of a young friend, Lieut. Alexis Helmer, who’d been killed by a direct hit from an eight-inch German shell on the battlefields of Ypres in early May of 1915. 624 more words

Local News

The Curious Timing of Announcements at the ICC

International institutions, political parties and big companies. Something all of these have in common is their interest in sharing good news when the world is paying attention and bad news when it isn’t. 1,185 more words

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Canada could take up 90,000 Syrian refugees - Roméo Dallaire

Retired lieutenant-general and former senator Roméo Dallaire says Canada has the capacity to take in between 80,000 and 90,000 Syrian refugees, and he dismisses security concerns over accepting them as a “smokescreen.” 568 more words


My breakfast with Romeo Dallaire

Today, I was given the honour and the privilege of having breakfast with Lieutenant General the Honourable Romeo Dallaire. Dallaire has become a staple in Canadian history, when he served as the Force Commander of UNAMIR,the ill-fated United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda between 1993 and 1994, and attempted to stop the genocide that was being waged by Hutu extremists against Tutsis and Hutu moderates. 699 more words


Genocide Awareness


April is a month many people around the world devote specifically to confronting the past and present horrors of genocide in the hopes of understanding it and finally ending it; People who are motivated by dreams of a world where humanity’s long war against itself can end; where the human race can finally accept itself in whole and in parts. 739 more words

Human Rights

Hudson students launch book to benefit town in Burundi

Any day now, the students of Westwood High School in Hudson will have a copy of a book they helped write and illustrate in their hands. 619 more words

West Island Gazette

Rwanda Peacekeeping Force Commander Roméo Dallaire: “… the living hell that surrounds us…”

Declassified Documents Shed Light on the Effect of UN Decision to Withdraw Peacekeeping Troops from Rwanda at Height of Genocide

By: Clara Fisher

Today the National Security Archive… 917 more words