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10/19/2014 - CSIS has tabs on radicalized Canadians who have fought abroad

CSIS authorities are aware of approximately 130 Canadian citizens who have left the country to fight alongside terrorist organizations, and another 80 who have since returned. According to Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “The most dangerous individuals are clearly going to be the people who have gone overseas to actually engage in fighting on behalf of terrorist groups, and have come back. Those are the top tier, but we don’t know what proportion of the 80 consists of returned fighters with real combat experience, as opposed to people who have gone overseas to facilitate or engage in terrorism in some form or another.”

10/18/2014 - DND restricts media access to Iraq-bound military personnel, citing security worries

The Department of National Defence is restricting interviews and photographs of Canadian military personnel being sent to Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants. In the past, Canadian military personnel have been allowed to speak about their jobs. According to Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International affairs, “it’s good for Canadians to know what their military is doing. It helps to increase the public’s connection for it.”

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10/16/2014 - CBC News Now With Andrew Nichols

The federal government plans to introduce legislation to give its spies more legal powers. Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments. (Video only compatible with Internet Explorer)

10/16/2014 - Ukraine : Le point sur les intentions de Vladimir Poutine

Dans un effort de relance du dialogue politique, le président Vladimir Poutine annonçait avoir ordonné le retrait des troupes déployées depuis cet été à la frontière avec l'Ukraine. Ferry de Kerckhove, École supérieure d'affaires publiques et internationales, fait le point sur cette situation.

10/15/2014 - La voix discordante

Gilles Paquet, directeur de recherche au Centre d'études en gouvernance, a récemment signé un article dans la revue Optimum dans lequel il s'oppose à la campagne pour le bilinguisme officiel à Ottawa.

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10/15/2014 - Why Middle East strongmen are the real winners of Islamic State crisis

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently met with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry shortly after meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday, declaring Egypt an “important partner” in America’s fight against the Islamic State. “Kerry having saluted the great new man and the regime, etcetera, I think for Sisi it is very important because he represents an island of stability,” said Ferry de Kerckhove, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

10/14/2014 - Gormley: Liberals betraying liberal principles

Canadian Liberals may have different principles than their Conservative counterparts when it comes to military intervention, however, according to Roland Paris, director of the centre for International Policy studies, currently “Canada’s involvement is similar to what any recent Canadian government, Liberal or Conservative, would have considered doing. In that sense it’s broadly consistent with the Canadian liberal internationalist tradition.”

10/13/2014 - Un expert en gouvernance s'oppose au bilinguisme officiel à Ottawa

Gilles Paquet, directeur de recherche au Centre d'études en gouvernance, a récemment signé un article dans la revue Optimum dans lequel il s'oppose à la campagne pour le bilinguisme officiel à Ottawa.
 

Publications similaires : Le Téléjournal Ottawa/Gatineau à Radio-Canada, Une voix francophone contre le bilinguisme officiel dans Le Droit, Le Téléjournal Ottawa/Gatineau  à Radio-Canada (18 h 05 - 18 h 09), Un article contre le «bilinguisme officiel» d'Ottawa fait réagir dans Radio-Canada, Bilinguisme à la Ville d'Ottawa : Jim Watson salue l'appui de Gilles Paquet dans Radio-Canada

10/13/2014 - Canada prepares for long, uncertain Iraq campaign

Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, comments on Canada’s involvement in the Iraq combat, “It’s very hard to see how this is going to play out.” 

10/10/2014 - Canada Aircraft Mission Against ISIS to Hold Base in Kuwait

This article discusses the military mission in Iraq. Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, said that while Canada does have a right to "remove its combat forces at any time, in practice, once you're in, it can be politically difficult to withdraw."

10/09/2014 - Just how seriously is Canada’s voice taken now?

This article questions the country's current image. Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, explains that "this government has, from the very beginning, emphasized the substance of a trade agenda.”

10/08/2014 - Power Play: Canada mulls Iraq mission

(1:30-6:52) Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses Canada’s involvement in the Iraq combat.

10/07/2014 - New Privy Council clerk Janice Charette facing difficult challenges amid massive change

Janice Charette was named the new Clerk of the Privy Council. A big issue on her plate will be Canada’s combat mission against Islamic State militants. The main bureaucratic pointman on the file will be the prime minister’s national security adviser Stephen Rigby, said Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

10/07/2014 - Must-see QP: The mission in Iraq, foregone conclusion

This article indicates that the Liberal party, who will vote against the government's motion to send troops to Iraq, will support the deployment as soon as the Conservatives carry the day and the motion passes. “Once the decision is made by the government of Canada, and our men and women are out there, we have to be supportive,” said Marc Garneau, the lead Liberal MP on the file. Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, pointed out that a switch in stance on combat missions in the Persian Gulf is not uncommon for the Liberals.

10/06/2014 - New PCO Clerk Charette takes on 'battered' PS, reform issues in federal election year

This pieces makes reference to a paper by Ralph Heintzman, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, published in June.

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