Lloyd Axworthy is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. He was Canadaâs Foreign Minister from 1995 to 2000, and became internationally known for his advancement of the Ottawa Treaty â a landmark global treaty banning anti-personnel landmines.
Lloyd Axworthy est recteur et vice-chancelier de lâUniversitĂ© de Winnipeg. Il Ă©tait le ministre des Affaires Ă©trangĂšres du Canada de 1995 Ă 2000. Il est internationalement connu pour son implication dans lâĂ©laboration du TraitĂ© d'Ottawa â un traitĂ© historique interdisant les mines anti-personnelles.
The shift: Indigenous Rights in Canada
January 18th 2013
The past few weeks in Canada have seen a serious shift in the relations between Indigenous people and the rest of Canadians. The ostensible evidence of this has been first the flourishing across the country of a series of protests, declarations and demands by primarily young, grassroots activists, inspired by the hunger strike of...
New Governance Needed for a New Year
December 18th 2012
I write this under a certain cloud of apprehension. Ancient Mayan prophecies predict the end of the world on December 21st, 2012, which just happens to be my birthday. So in addition to preparing for another ring on the tree of life, I labour under the prediction that the aging process may not matter a hill of beans, it may just...
Don’t Allow Libya to Define R2P
March 13th 2012
Ever since the military involvement in Libya there has been an increasing debate, even a buzz, about whether or not it sets a precedent for future action in protecting civilians against state violence. The debate is further complicated by the current stalemate on taking action in Syria. This leads some critics to claim that the Responsibility...
A UN Crisis
February 6th 2012
The double veto by the Russians and the Chinese on an Arab League resolution on Syria at the Security Council has created a major crisis for the UN, resulting in new calls for action that promise to circumvent the stalemated organization as the international agency to protect innocent people from being slaughtered by their government. This,...
On Canada and Kyoto
December 19th 2011
As the end of the year approaches, it is common to reflect on the previous year and to take stock of the events that have passed and to file them away, according to significance. This past week I had another opportunity to visit Churchill, Manitoba. The focus of my brief trip was on the future development of its strategic inland...