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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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Yes. A well-fed, well-educated, and well-employed society has less incentive to express violence.
Poverty and resentment over perceived lack of justice correlates with violence. We need to address these issues.
1899 2003-05-01 15:43:53
Canada should be a protagonist in the promotion of social justice and human rights. USC 2003-05-01 13:57:21
Say something about Iraq where the UN must be suppported. 1878 2003-05-01 11:54:51
Canada could strengthen its involvement in promoting human rights, eliminating poverty and resolving conflict. It could increase its support of human rights NGOs in Canada and overseas; continue to work for the forgiving of the debt of developing countries; continue to provide assistance in setting 1876 2003-05-01 10:56:36
I understand that violence breeds violence. Setting an example is neccesary to stop the ignorance of waring countries. Othera will say "look at Canada they live proud and happy because they war with no one." Taking responcibility for those we offend or ignorant about solves the negativity as 1874 2003-05-01 09:51:38
Canada should actively seek out the over-looked such as Madagascar and the former Portuguese colonies in addressing issues that give rise to conflict and insecurity.
The principle of developing alternates to US or big power intervention must be adhered to while monitoring the role that internation
1870 2003-05-01 07:27:15
We should increase our foreign aid to the countries most in need--such aid should not be based on that country's subscribing to American globalized capitalism 1867 2003-05-01 04:55:04
When we examine the Third World nations which have been taken out one-at-a-time by corporate America over the last fifty years...this blood-soaked US foreign policy reveals the true economic and military threat on this planet! For those readers who have bought into the hype of the war-on-terrorism 1858 2003-05-01 04:54:51
Where? Almost everywhere in Africa; Myanmar/Burma; Chechnya; Kashmir; Iran, North Korea; Columbia. I assume that we have diplomatic representation with the governments in most of these countries. We cannot play a role everywhere, but in so far as every diplomatic office is serving under a Canadia 1864 2003-05-01 04:54:38
We should reiterate our determination to wage war on international terrorism wherever it exists. We must promote democracy and human rights abroad through a carrot and stick approach: bestow foreign aid on like-minded developing countries that endorse our values, and withhold aid and censure natio 1859 2003-05-01 00:55:32
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