Bianca Mugyenyi

Bianca Mugyenyi

Bianca Mugyenyi is an author and former co-executive director of The Leap. She currently coordinates the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute. She is the co-author with Yves Engler of Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Environmental Decay.

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President of the Republic of Haiti H.E. Jovenel Moise speaks onstage during the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit - Day 2 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit) Views
Thursday, February 04, 2021
In Honor of Black History Month, Canada Should End Its Support of Authoritarianism in Haiti
A meaningful way to honor Black History Month is by questioning Canada’s role in a country born in struggle to make Black Lives Matter. In Haiti today Ottawa is supporting a government that is reviving the specter of the infamous Papa Doc and Baby Doc Duvalier dictatorship. More than two centuries...
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"Those who believe Canada should support a rules-based international order rather than the US empire, must continue to press Ottawa," writes Mugyenyi. (Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Slams Canadian Actions
In what may be the most forthright criticism ever leveled by a Foreign Minister of another country against Canada, Jorge Arreaza recently spent an hour detailing Ottawa’s bid to overthrow his government. “Under the guise of defending human rights, they began to intervene in our internal affairs,”...
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We must ask ourselves whether we will continue to accept our government’s participation in a Trump administration regime change effort that effectively undermines the ability of ordinary Venezuelans to feed themselves. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Canada's Support for Trump Administration's Venezuela Policy
This is what empowering a bully looks like. The Canadian government is supporting Donald Trump’s efforts to starve Venezuelans. Before dismissing what may sound like over-the-top rhetoric, hear me out. The US government has imposed a remarkable series of unilateral coercive economic measures on...
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U.S. President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Monday, July 06, 2020
Why Canada—and the World—Deserve a Better Foreign Policy in Ottawa
The International community’s rejection of Canada’s Security Council bid should be a catalyst for a fundamental reassessment of foreign policy and spur a corresponding drive to democratize Canada’s International affairs. On the heels of Canada’s second consecutive defeat for a seat on the United...
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Ireland and Norway endorsed the Basel Ban Amendment on eliminating the export of waste from rich to poor countries. Canada has refused to support the initiative, which became binding last year after 97 countries ratified it.  (Image: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute) Views
Friday, June 12, 2020
Canada Isn't the Right Choice for the UN Security Council
Comparing ourselves to the USA is inevitable given geography and history, but the world is much bigger than the northern parts of the Americas. Even progressive, internationally focused Canadians are too often lulled into a false sense of righteousness by contrasting their country’s foreign policy...
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Friday, February 26, 2016
Why You Should Get Excited About 2016: It’s A Leap Year For Climate Justice
We are fast approaching February 29th, the beginning of the 2016 Leap Year. Every four years we add a day to our calendars to bring them into sync with the earth’s revolution around the sun—because it’s easier to change our human systems than to change the laws of nature. To celebrate the Leap Year...
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
PARK(ing) Day: Reclaiming Our Streets from Our Cars
On Friday activists and artists will be celebrating PARK(ing) Day in hundreds of cities around the world.
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