As the project’s co-founder and senior follow at MIGS, Senator Roméo Dallaire says, “The Will to Intervene Project seeks to mobilize both the government and civil society to prevent and eliminate mass atrocities. The Canadian government has been slow to pick up on this important cause, but the message has not been lost. Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto have already shown their support. Today, the residents of our country's capital are voicing theirs, and I hope that their message will be heard on the Hill! We must prepare our assets for the elimination of mass atrocities and be ready to use them decisively. It is time to mobilize the will to intervene in Canada.”
The proclamation was made public at 10:00 a.m. today at the University of Ottawa in the presence of Senator Dallaire, Members of Parliament Paul Dewar (NDP), Marc-André Morin (NDP) and Joyce Murray (Liberal), former Member of Parliament David Kilgour, and former Canadian Ambassador to the UN Paul Heinbecker. This event was coordinated by MIGS, the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) at the University of Ottawa, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity.