Halifax International Security Forum Establishes John McCain Prize for Courage in Public Service

November 18, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 November 2017 Halifax, Nova Scotia — Halifax International Security Forum, North America’s leading foreign affairs and defence conference, today established a new prize honouring outstanding courage and leadership in public service. “The Forum has always stood for the values of strong and courageous leadership in defence of freedom and democracy,” said […]

NATO to Receive Builder Award from Halifax International Security Forum

November 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 November 2017 HALIFAX, NS – Halifax International Security Forum announced today that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will receive its prestigious Builder Award during a gala celebration at Pier 21 tonight. “The Builder Award recognizes individuals or groups who have been instrumental to the success of the Forum and are […]

New Global Poll in 24 Countries Shows Growing Consensus (84%, up 7%) That Free Trade Benefits Local Economies

November 17, 2017

This eighth wave of Ipsos’s annual Global Poll for the Halifax Security Forum shows a strong, consistent, and growing (up 7% since 2016) consensus among global citizens that free trade benefits their local economy. This includes citizens in all three countries involved in the NAFTA negotiations. Support for the local economic benefits of free trade […]

Ottawa urged to intervene in Iraqi Kurds’ dispute with Baghdad

November 17, 2017

“The senior envoy for northern Iraq’s Kurds – who have spent years honing their military skills under the tutelage of Canadian special forces – is calling on the Trudeau government to intervene in a growing conflict between the ethnically distinct minority and Baghdad. Falah Mustafa Bakir visits Canada on Friday for the annual Halifax International […]

Halifax at the centre of International Security Forum

November 17, 2017

“A funny thing happened along the way to the forum. Halifax gradually became a place where some of the world’s top thinkers and doers get together to share vital ideas and information. “There is sort of an unencumbered sentiment (that) comes over people when they arrive in Halifax,” Peter MacKay, the former Canadian defence minister, […]