Peace and Justice in the Middle East. Canadian Federal Parties’ Positions on the Middle East
Global Research, October 02, 2019
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Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is pleased to provide the present guide on Canadian Federal parties’ positions on the Middle East. While much has happened since the last Canadian Federal elections in 2015, CJPME has done its best to evaluate and qualify each party’s response to thirteen core Middle East issues.

CJPME is a grassroots, secular, non-partisan organization working to empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development and peace in the Middle East. We provide this document so that you – a Canadian citizen or resident – can be better informed of the importance and implications of your vote in the 2019 Federal election.

For more information about CJPME, please visit its website at

We know that Middle East-related issues are not your only concerns, but we believe that you will want to take them into consideration when deciding whom you will support. In some ridings, the voting in the 2015 election was very close. Our hope is that this election guide will encourage you to get vocal, get organised and make a difference.

To consult the CJPME document click here CJPME Election Guide

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) has evaluated each of the Canadian parties (see below), on each of the target topics, according to certain criteria. These criteria involve, foremost, CJPME’s core policy pillars:

1) support for international law;

2) an equal legal standard for all; and

3) a belief that violence doesn’t lead to solutions. In addition to the above three criteria, there are a few other criteria which have been brought to bear where appropriate in this analysis, including:

4) humanitarian concern;

5) support for representative governance; and

6) sense of urgency in responding to crises.

There is also the underlying assumption in this Guide that Canada is a wealthy and privileged nation, and that Canada has a responsibility to contribute constructively (and financially) to humanitarian, political and diplomatic crises around the world.


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