Friday, October 26, 2012

Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy

Yves Engler's book tour is making a stop in Thunder Bay tomorrow. Yves has recently published a new book called The Ugly Canadian; Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy. In his talk, "The Role of Stephen Harper in Canada's Foreign Policy," Yves discusses the numerous problematic policy paths that Harper and his ministers have instituted, steering Canada into a dark corner of isolation, globally. Is this the Canada we want? No. 

Sat. Oct. 27
1:30 pm
Waverley Library,
downtown P.A., Thunder Bay.

Local sponsors of the tour are the CIC and Human Rights Education; national sponsors of the tour are Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and

Fernwood Publishers on the book: 
Stephen Harper’s foreign policy documents the sordid story of the Canadian government’s sabotage of international environmental efforts, a government totally committed to tar sands producers and a mining industry widely criticized for abuses. Furthermore, this sweeping critique details Harper’s opposition to the “Arab Spring” democracy movement and his backing of repressive Middle East monarchies, as well as his support for a military coup in Honduras and indifference to suffering of Haitians following the earthquake that devastated their country. The book explores Canada’s extensive military campaign in Libya, opposition to social transformation in Latin America and support for a right-wing Israeli government. With an eye to Canada’s growing international isolation, The Ugly Canadian is a must read for those who would like to see Canada adopt a more just foreign policy.


Merche Pallarés said...

I will certainly jot it down in my reading list... Thank you for the information. Hugs, M.

northshorewoman said...

We had a good turnout. There is a lot of interest to know more about the problems in Canada's foreign policy today. It is different than when you were in Canada!