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
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.