Author: CIC Editorial Staff

An Invitation to Members to Engage in Discussion on Populism and Democracy

Populism – and particularly its authoritarian variant – has been making increasingly frequent appearances in liberal democracies, and solidifying gains in illiberal ones. In Canada, such a phenomenon can appear a distant threat, it hovers over foes and allies alike, but hasn’t yet taken hold north of the 49th parallel. But with a handful of similar electoral systems still wrestling with populism’s rearranging of the political landscape, we’d be wise to engage in a serious discussion on its proliferation. Consequently, the Canadian International Council has initiated a series of talks and events, all with the intention of familiarizing Canadians...

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CIC Vancouver: How to End Homophobic Laws Across the Globe

On August 1, 2019, the CIC Vancouver, in partnership with Pride Vancouver, held a public speaking event on How to End Homophobic Laws Across the Globe. Jason Jones explained how his legal victory in Jones v. Trinidad and Tobago helped set the precedent for India in getting homosexuality decriminalized, thereby guaranteeing freedom for over 50 million Indian LGBTQ2+ citizens.

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CIC Victoria: Vancouver Island University Model United Nations Conference 2019

On 8-9 March 2019, students at Vancouver Island University (VIU), joined by students from local high schools, held a very successful Model United Nations (MUN) conference in Nanaimo, British Columbia. the conference commenced with a key note speech by Dr. Chris Kilford, President of CIC Victoria. Chris was joined by CIC Victoria Executive Committee member, Gerry Thompson. Gerry is the CIC Victoria, VIU liaison officer, and later in the day he had the honour to present a donation of $500 from CIC Victoria to the conference organizers

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Le Venezuela, un test pour la diplomatie canadienne

Ben Rowswell: “Le Canada fait la promotion de la démocratie non parce que nous sommes certain du résultat, mais parce que c’est important de le faire. Et la façon par laquelle nous la faisons est également important. Nous insistons sur une transition constitutionenelle, pacifique et démocratique.”

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