Minister of genocide prevention

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Published: Wednesday, 09/23/2009 12:00 am EDT

A group of eminent Canadians that includes Senator Roméo Dallaire and former Canadian ambassador to the UN Robert Fowler called yesterday for the appointment of a standing parliamentary committee on genocide prevention, and for the prime minister to appoint a special "super-minister" for genocide prevention. The recommendations were included in an authoritative new report on the issue, Mobilizing the Will to Intervene: Leadership and Action to Prevent Mass Atrocities. The Liberals and NDP have both endorsed the report, which was produced with input from Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff.

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