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Question 3: The 1995 Policy Review and Since

Canada is a member of many international organizations, including the G8, NATO, the Commonwealth, La Francophonie, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Arctic Council. Should our participation in any of these be strengthened, or adjusted?



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Date: 2003-05-01 18:50:11
In light of NATO's recent transition from an alliance against Soviet threats to an alliance for launching unprovoked and unjust attacks, such as the 1999 bombing of Yugoslavia, Canada should reconsider its participation in NATO, and end this participation if necessary to avoid complicity in any future unjust attacks.

If you doubt that the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia was unjust, consider that the Rambouillet negotiations that could have avoided the bombing were clearly sabotaged by NATO. That is, NATO first demanded that the Yugoslavian Gov't accept virtual NATO occupation of the entire country, bombed the country when the Gov't predictably refused, and then dropped the demand after the bombing commenced. The bombing killed hundreds of Yugoslavian civilians, destroyed civilian infrastructure, and led to two waves of ethnic cleansing (first by the Serbs against the Kosovar Albanians, and then by the Kosovar Albanians against the Serbs and other non-Albanians).

Canada should not participate in any further NATO-led aggression.

--Kevin Shultz, London, Ont.
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