Foreign Policy

Mada al-Carmel

Mada al-Carmel

In 2010, the International Development Research Centre terminated two research grants it had awarded Mada al-Carmel, which directed its research toward Palestinian human rights in Israel.

Official Development Assistance

Official Development Assistance

Since the 1960s, Canada has been internationally recognised as a progressive and generous country in its diplomatic and financial contributions to promoting international development, thought its Official Development Assistance (ODA) program. However, since coming to power in 2006, the Conservative government has been quietly dismantling programmes, changing policy orientations and priorities, and—following an initial increase which peaked in 2011—cutting the federal foreign aid budget, all to the point where there has been a major reorientation of Canada’s international development agenda, with virtually no public consultation.

Physicians for Global Survival

Physicians for Global Survival

In 2004, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) initiated an audit of Physicians for Global Survival (PGS) with respect to its charitable activities.

Canadian Mennonite

Canadian Mennonite

On July 23, 2012, the Canadian Mennonite received a warning letter from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) concerning “partisan political activities” that could lead to a revocation of its charitable status.

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti planned a three-day speaking tour of Canada in March 2010, co-organized by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). His visa was not issued on time, forcing him to cancel the tour, though it was rescheduled and took place two months later. CJPME accused the government of intentionally issuing the visa late.

Sharryn Aiken

Sharryn Aiken

In 2009, Sharryn Aiken was one of four organizers for an academic conference entitled “Israel/Palestine: Mapping Models of Statehood and Paths to Peace”, co-sponsored by Queen’s and York University and held in Toronto at York’s main campus.

Palestine House

Palestine House

In January 2012, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced that funding for Palestine House would not be renewed after March 31. Kenney cited concerns that Palestine House was an extremist institution and a supporter of terrorists and terrorism.

Peter Tinsley

Peter Tinsley

In 2007, allegations surfaced of Canadian forces transferring Afghan detainees to local authorities despite the risk of torture, events that became known as the Afghan detainee

Amir Attaran

Amir Attaran

Amir Attaran was targeted with intrusive information requests, apparently for having publicized information about Canada’s complicity in war crimes, not

Errol Mendes

Errol Mendes

After publicly criticizing the Conservative government for the treatment of Afghan detainees and for the prorogation of Canada’s Parliament on two occasions, Mendes, along with colleague Amir Attaran

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