The third episode of the Canadian Socialist Action webcast is here with a discussion on Canadian foreign policy and ‘Is Canada a Peacemaker?’ with Yves Engler of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, and Tamara Lorincz of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace.
The speakers will explore Ottawa’s foreign policy impact on Haiti, Venezuela, Palestine/Israel, military expenditures, and the war in Ukraine. They will examine the relationship of the Canadian state to the interests of giant mining corporations and banks based in Canada, arms production, including sales to Saudi Arabia, the proliferation of nuclear technology and weapons, and Canada’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.”
Please join our live webcast on Thursday, October 13th at 7 PM ET, or watch the recorded presentation anytime on the Socialist Action YouTube Channel.
Tamara Lorincz is a Ph.D. candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, and a member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. She is based in Waterloo, Ont.
Yves Engler is a Montreal-based writer and political activist. In addition to eleven published books, Engler’s writings have appeared in alternative press and in mainstream publications such as The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, and Ecologist. His 2009 book, The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, was short-listed for the Quebec Writers’ Federation Mavis Gallant Prize for Nonfiction.
The Socialist Action webcast is hosted by Elizabeth Byce. Elizabeth is the federal treasurer of Socialist Action, a member of the NDP Socialist Caucus steering committee, a past secretary of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, and a retired member of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
We acknowledge that this webcast is being recorded on Indigenous lands across Turtle Island, known as North America. That includes the unceded territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as well as the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee peoples, in the place called Toronto. We join in the fight for justice, recognizing that there can be no real reconciliation without restitution. That entails seizing the assets of the big resource corporations and returning them to the commons.