Fen Hampson Testifies Before the Canadian Senate on the Frozen Assets Repurposing Act

WRMC President Fen Hampson testified before the Senate of Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade about Bill S-217, An Act respecting the repurposing of certain seized, frozen or sequestrated assets, also known as the Frozen Assets Repurposing Act. What follows is the testimony as prepared. A video recording of the testimony […]

New Canadian Minister Mandate Letters and the WRMC

New mandate letters from Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau to the Canadian Ministers of Public Safety; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; International Development; and Foreign Affairs outline specific ways for Canada to address global migration and forced displacement.

Wholesale Corruption Causing a Democracy Deficit

When Canadian foreign minister François-Philippe Champagne touched down in Beirut in late August to survey the damage from the disastrous explosion that killed hundreds, injured thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless, he had a clear message for Lebanese President Michel Aoun: Canadian aid would be contingent on “real reforms” to the country’s political system.  […]

Lloyd Axworthy discusses the impacts of climate change on human mobility.

COP26, Climate Change and Migration

World Refugee & Migration Council members followed the discussions at the 2021 Glasgow United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) closely. In particular, they were looking to see how conversations and commitments could lead to future efforts toward climate change adaption and a recognition that migration can be part of those efforts. Here’s what they said. […]