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Romeo Dallaire

“Fox Trot Niner is the Force Commander, and if you don’t have anything else to do right now, he would like to talk to you. Over!” 1,124 more words

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Rethinking missile defence

There is a good, informative article in the National Post suggesting that part of remit of the Defence Review will be to reconsider Canadian participation in continental missile defence. 431 more words

Justin Trudeau

ISIS could be building army of up to 100,000 child soldiers: Roméo Dallaire

Retired lieutenant-general and senator Roméo Dallaire says the willingness of the so-called Islamic State to use child soldiers demonstrates that there are no limits to the atrocities the group could engage in — up to and including genocide. 310 more words


Dallaire says ISIS cannot be defeated without helping child soldiers

OTTAWA – One of Canada’s most famous former soldiers says the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria cannot be defeated without a strategy to deal with legions of child soldiers being indoctrinated into the violent, extremist cause. 576 more words


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

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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


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

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