Will to Intervene Day: A discussion on preventing mass atrocities


The GPG, in partnership with the Montreal Institute for Genocide Studies and the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa hosted a panel discussion moderated by host of the CBC’s “Power and Politics” Evan Solomon and featuring former Member of Parliament David Kilgour, Dr. Errol Mendez of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, and former Canadian Ambassador to the UN Paul Heinbecker. This event was coordinated with the City of Ottawa’s proclamation of the “Will to Intervene” Day, which Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson designated as 24 September 2012, following the example of other Canadian cities such as Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver.