Experts debate humanitarian intervention

OTTAWA — As political violence rages on in Syria, many commentators have called for a humanitarian intervention.

The concept of humanitarian intervention is controversial, with many criticizing and defending it in both theory and practice.

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Speed dating in Ottawa

I’m sitting, drink in hand, in a small, softly-lit lounge, with big band music quietly playing in the background. People are sitting at tables, in booths, and at the bar, chatting, laughing, and drinking brightly coloured cocktails. Many of the tables are adorned with appetizers. Everyone seems relaxed, and so am I, surprisingly.

You’d never know that a speed dating session is about to begin. There’s no long table and benches, no buzzer, and people aren’t dressed especially formally.

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Experts and advocates want supervised injection site for Ottawa

Researcher Ahmed Bayoumi, and advocates Tarah Heighton and Rick Sproule take questions from the audience at a discussion on November 29, 2012 about bringing supervised injection sites to Ottawa. Photograph by Nick Ashdown.

 

OTTAWA — Researchers and harm reduction advocates are calling for supervised drug injection facilities for Ottawa. Read more of this post