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Question 6: Security

Should Canada do more to address conditions giving rise to conflict and insecurity beyond our borders? If so, where?

 

 

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Canada should do more to address the conditions giving rise to conflict and insecurity beyond its borders in particular in countries where its corporations seek to invest. Canada should develop and implement legislative
mandatory legally enforceable rules that would prevent Canadian corporations f
penelope 2003-05-02 02:34:56
The source of conflict and insecurity on Earth rests in the lapís of those who view oil as a source of power and profit as king. I probably donít have to point out the where. 1941 2003-05-02 01:15:11
It is understandable that many Canadians feel that we should make health care a priority over everything, including military operations since it benefits Canadian citizens directly. However, our interests, and the interests of future Canadians cannot solely be measured by how comfortable our home li 1934 2003-05-01 22:06:00
As noted in question 5, Canada should adopt a common security approach.

Canada should work to make the world safer for all people, by promoting common security, providing diplomatic support for peace processes and by collaborating with all sectors of society to foster locally rooted peace-buildi
CCIC 2003-05-01 21:15:27
Yes. We have committed to doing this through our support of many international declarations and statements, including the Culture of Peace programme for action, and we need to live up to our commitments. There are many ways Canada can act to address the root causes of violent conflict and insecurity annag 2003-05-01 21:05:00
Canada must advocate for an international ban on nuclear weapons. We must also push for a ban upon depleted uranium weaponry, and continue our work toward an international ban on land mines. 1919 2003-05-01 21:04:52
Clearly, rumours of Islamic extremism's demise are vastly exaggerated. Though seemingly on the wane in the 1990s, the tragic events of September 11, 2001, along with more recent terrorist atrocities in Bali, Kenya, Tunisia and elsewhere, targeting Israelis and Western nationals, indicate that t Canada_IsraelCommittee 2003-05-01 21:04:44
Yes, by providing the initiative for the UN to address firstly the 50 some regional conflicts that are taking place across the globe and secondly by providing conflict resolution and prevention assistance to those regions where peace is or may be at stake. 1903 2003-05-01 21:04:37
Yes. Probably the area of most urgent need is Africa. This includes West Africa, the Horn of Africa, Sudan, the Congo and neighbouring central African states.

Much of the problem in Africa stems from the twin devastations of debt and HIV/AIDS. Both have strained the capacity of governments to
1906 2003-05-01 21:04:24
If by "conditions" this document means to include such factors as poverty, environmental degradation, epidemics, and lack of the essential basics for everyday life, then Canada should consider deploying humanitarian and development aid. Organizations already exist within Canada to dispense 1897 2003-05-01 15:44:05
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