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Entries by Craig and Marc Kielburger from 11/2011

Not Treats, Just Food to Eat

| Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada

Call us nerds (not the candy kind), but Halloween makes us think of food security. And we don't mean ensuring treats were safely wrapped and free of ...

Child Labour Is Canada's Invisible Crisis

| Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Business

Sadly, child worker rights in Canada don't enter the public consciousness until a teenager is run over by a tractor or suffocated under a pile of tar -- no one is designated to proactively manage their best interests.

Why Are Child Soldiers Romanticized?

| Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada

Hollywood has immortalized underage soldiers in countless films. Contemporary warfare is still fuelled by "the brave young men and women overseas." Tragically, children in war zones are neither romantic nor relegated to the past. We should confront the hard truth: some recruits have no choice.

Gorbachev's Legacy of Peace

| Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Politics

Shaking his head, with eyes downcast, Mikhail Gorbachev admitted to us he has made mistakes and would have done many things differently if he had the chance. We asked him what his legacy would be. His reply: "Freedom, and the elimination of nuclear weapons in our time."