All Advocacy News

April 18, 2016

Twenty years ago, 19 Brazilian peasants who were members of Development and Peace partner the Landless Workers Movement (MST) were murdered by gunmen hired by big landowners.

March 31, 2016

At Development and Peace, our members are at the heart of our advocacy activities. 

March 4, 2016

Imagine for a moment if we tackled the causes of climate change with the same energy, creativity and resources that have been mobilized to combat smoking!

February 26, 2016

On March 3, 2016, the first ministers' conference, organized by the Prime Minister, will be held in Vancouver to discuss the future climate policies of Canada. This meeting provides an opportunity for the government to honour the commitments it made during COP21 in Paris, in December, 2015. 

October 26, 2015

With the federal election now behind us, this is the time to show our newly elected government that we are expecting bold action on climate change at the December UN climate summit in Paris. This summit will be the new Canadian government’s first opportunity to show the world that our country is ready to change course and take bold action for a more sustainable and equitable world. 

October 16, 2015
[...] there is a great variety of small-scale food production systems which feed the greater part of the world’s peoples, using a modest amount of land and producing less waste, be it in small agricultural parcels, in orchards and gardens, hunting and wild harvesting or local fishing.
October 13, 2015
The struggle against climate change is at the heart of Development and Peace’s new campaign Create a Climate of Change, and is one of the main issues put forward in its 2015 Electoral Guide.
October 2, 2015
For a number of years, Development and Peace has been calling on the Canadian government to establish an independent ombudsman for the Canadian extractive sector that can investigate complaints brought by communities in countries of the Global South affected by the operations of Canadian companies.
September 28, 2015

The Munk Debate, which is the first-ever federal election debate devoted exclusively to Canada’s foreign policy, will be taking place today, Monday, September 28 in Toronto. This debate, where the leaders of the major federal political parties running in the October 19 elections will face off, is a unique opportunity to inform the party leaders about your foreign policy concerns. You can share your point of view on Twitter using the keyword #MunkDebate.

August 25, 2015

As part of the International People’s Conference on Mining, I had the chance to participate in a solidarity visit to the city of Mankayan in the Province of Benguet in the Philippines.