Gerry Caplan

Gerald Caplan has an MA in Canadian history and a Ph.D. in African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is an author, teacher, media commentator, and social and political activist with a lifelong commitment to African development. He is preoccupied with genocide and genocide prevention, particularly the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, about which he has frequently written. He has been a consultant on African development issues to many United Nations agencies as well as to the African Union. His latest book is called The Betrayal of Africa. He writes a weekly online column for the Globe and Mail.

Gerry Caplan
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Dec 2, 2013
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Is the Senate scandal Canada's Watergate?

Gerry Caplan
The Senate scandal is no longer about Mike Duffy, Nigel Wright or the future of the Senate. It's about Stephen Harper's integrity -- his credibility and trustworthiness.
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Nov 25, 2013
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Harper has betrayed Canada's veterans

Gerry Caplan
Stephen Harper's contemptuous treatment of Canada's veterans is not only shameful because they deserve better; the chasm between the government's rhetoric and its policies is hypocritical.
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Sep 23, 2013
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Syria makes politicians say the darnedest things

Gerry Caplan
John Baird appears to pull data out of thin air. Obama calls America "humble" and "exceptional" in the same breath. What Syria makes our elected leaders utter aloud is mind-boggling.
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Sep 16, 2013
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Know your government!

Gerry Caplan
As an eager consumer of reliable information on the nefarious doings of our government, Gerry Caplan shares some of his best sources on the latest news in Harperland.
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Sep 9, 2013

What would Martin Luther King think of Obama?

Gerry Caplan
Martin Luther King would surely have been confounded by the record of Barack Obama, whose presidency would have been unthinkable without King and who paid King a lengthy tribute at the commemoration.

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