Canadian Food Inspection Agency Coddles the Oppressors, Victimizes the Oppressed

As I previously reported, Canada’s Federal Court ruled in July 2019 that “product of Israel” labels on wines produced in Israel’s West Bank settlements are “false, misleading and deceptive.”

The basis of the Court’s ruling was simple and unassailable: the international community – including Canada’s own government – agrees that the West Bank is not part of Israel. As the Court was advised, the West Bank is not part of Israel even under Israel’s own domestic laws. Continue Reading ›

Marc Garneau, Canada’s Transport Minister, Refuses To Answer Questions About Canada’s Arms Deal With Saudis

Today, Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau refused to answer questions about the Trudeau Government’s decision to sell deadly weapons to the monstrous Saudi autocracy.

Author-activist Yves Engler and I caught up with Minister Garneau this afternoon as the Minister departed a speaking engagement in Montreal. Continue Reading ›

Amnesty International and UN Special Rapporteur Call on Trudeau Government Not to Appeal Federal Court’s West Bank Wines Decision

Today, Amnesty International Canada and Professor Michael Lynk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for the human rights situation in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, addressed a letter to Canada’s Attorney-General, David Lametti, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, James Carr, and Canada’s Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor  Continue Reading ›