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Library gets the (150th) Canadian party started with pop-up art exhibits

It isn’t Canada’s 150th birthday quite yet, but the Calgary Public Library figures why wait?

Monday morning, the library is launching a quartet of pop-up art exhibits at various branches around town, featuring pieces from 50 at 150, the project launched by Calgarians Alex Park and Paul Scott Birnie. 738 more words

Local Arts

Rwanda's tragic legacy should warn Canada not to repeat past in Burundi

By Gerry Caplan

In all the years I’ve been consumed with the Rwandan Genocide, I’ve rarely met a Canadian who doesn’t feels some guilt about his or her failure to do something — anything — about it. 799 more words

Rwanda

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

IMMIGRATION TIPS

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

Inspiration

Genocide Awareness

APRIL IS THE CRUELEST MONTH: 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