Matt Baker – Canadian Landmine Foundation Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:12:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Defuser – June Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:11:53 +0000 May marked the 10th anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Like landmines, cluster munitions were primarily banned because of their impact on civilians, and their violation of the principles of discrimination and proportionality. A total of 119 states have signed or acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and their progress in destroying stockpiles and […]]]> Chris Snyder Book Alert! Sat, 09 Jun 2018 15:02:57 +0000 Canadian Landmine Foundation Board Member and former Chairperson Chris Snyder recently published a new book Creating Opportunities–A Volunteer’s Memoir. Based on his extensive volunteer experience around the world, Creating Opportunities is a colourful and exciting collection of stories of adventures from Bombay to Phnom Penh. As Chris says, “Not only is volunteering for every age, but it is […]]]> Creating Opportunities – Chapter 11 Excerpt Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:57:02 +0000 New Challenges for Demining Thu, 31 May 2018 17:29:50 +0000 Demining is chronically underfunded, and it is becoming increasingly difficult as the use of improvised explosives rise. These were the findings of two key articles in The Guardian this week that catalogued new challenges in the ongoing demining project in Angola, and the semi-industrial production of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by Islamic State in Iraq […]]]> An Interview With Richard Fitoussi Wed, 23 May 2018 14:07:03 +0000 The Canadian Landmine Foundation’s Paul Esau recently caught up with filmmaker Richard Fitoussi about his new project, Lloyd, which chronicles the political achievements of former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lloyd Axworthy, in working directly with government representatives and members of civil society to engineer the 1997 Ottawa Treaty to ban anti-personnel landmines. Richard Fitoussi has been […]]]>