John Philpot
"I am keen on 'Captive Canada' since my first look at it impressed me. We are concerned about the saintliness that Canada ascribes to itself which prevents it from playing a good role in international affairs and from undergoing fundamental change in Canada and Québec, including the right of Québec to determine its own future.  Canada’s cruel history as a settler state is not known to our kids. Our recent governments, both Conservative and Liberal, continue in the same direction.  We must be concerned about close police surveillance, mistreatment and the demonization of Muslim and African immigrants, and the misuse of immigration proceedings to further Canadian foreign policy. 'Captive Canada' is a good place to start."

John Philpot is an expert in international criminal law, a criminal defence lawyer and co-editor (with Sébastien Chartrand) of a recent book called Justice Belied The Unbalanced Scales of International Criminal Justice. John has defended three cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and one case at the International Criminal Court.  He is active in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and in the International Tribunal for Rwanda prisoners network.