In spite of the sense of "mutual interests," [Bob Rae] faced pointed questions after his 20-minute presentation, which focused on the "relatively new idea of universal rights, universal freedoms and universal equality," and the belief that Canadians "share a common humanity" with everyone else on Earth. Rae praised Mennonites as forerunners of this kind of equality, coming from their place in the Catholic-Protestant conflicts of the 16th century.
Canadian Mennonite May 31, 2010 23 Liberal foreign affairs critic dialogues with Grebel students, faculty Story and Photo by Dave Ro gal sk y eastern Canada Correspondent Waterloo, ont. C onrad Grebel University College’s Great Hall was nearly full to hear Bob Rae, Liberal foreign affairs critic, offer his Rae faced pointed questions after his 20-minute presentation, which focused on the “relatively new idea of universal rights, record of Canadian mining companies in other countries; and Canada’s move to a free trade agreement with Colombia in take on foreign affairs. universal freedoms and universal equal- spite of continued war and alleged human According to Lowell Ewert, director of ity,” and the belief that Canadians “share rights abuses there. the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies a common humanity” with everyone else
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