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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Apr 8, 2013
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John Baird's murky trip to the Middle East

Gerry Caplan
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is on a long visit to the Middle East. Like Canadian foreign policy in general these days, the exact purpose of the trip is a bit murky.
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Mar 4, 2013
Photo: Adam Scotti/Justin Trudeau/Flickr

Justin Trudeau's ethical problem

Gerry Caplan
It's hard to understand how someone on an MP's salary, who also happens to be worth more than a million dollars, can rationalize taking large speakers' fees.

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