Below are CJPME's most recent Position Papers. See complete list of all of CJPME's Position Papers


Position Paper: Canada’s Response to Middle Eastern Authoritarian Regimes

This position paper contains recommendations regarding Canada’s response to the Middle Eastern authoritarian regimes. These recommendations address the humanitarian help that should be provided as well as the policies that should be developed.  


Position Paper: For a constructive role in the Israel-Palestinian situation

This position paper contains recommendations regarding Canada’s part in the Israel-Palestinian Situation. These recommendations address Canada’s role in the negotiations between Israel and Palestine.   


Position Paper: Canada's response to the Syrian Civil War

This paper contains recommendations for the Canadian government regarding the Syrian civil war.


Position Paper: Canada, Israeli Colonies and Peace in the Middle East

This position paper displays CJPME’s recommendations concerning Canada’s policy on Israel’s illegal colonies. CJPME incites Canada to denounce Israel’s activity and its colony growth and call for a settlement freeze. 


Position Paper: Addressing the Conflict in Syria

This position paper displays a list of Policy recommendations for Canada regarding the conflict in Syria. The list includes providing humanitarian aid, helping to negotiate a ceasefire in Syria and help the country transition to a more representative government. 


Position Paper: Palestinian membership in the UN and Palestinian "statehood"

This position paper contains recommendations regarding the Palestinians’ application for full membership in the UN and its agencies and how should Canada react to it.   


Position Paper: Canada, Iran and the Middle East

This position paper discusses several points regarding how the Canadian government should treat Iran and handle the arm deals.


Position Paper: Canada and Palestinian Refugees

This position paper discusses several points regarding how the Canadian government should handle the Palestinian refugees.


Position Paper: The Middle East and Canada's loss of International Stature

In October, 2010, Canada lost its bid for a place on the UN Security Council (UNSC). This is the first time in six decades that Canada has sought a seat on the Security Council and failed to win it. Canada must change its approach to Middle East policy or it will be increasingly marginalized at the UN. 


Position Paper: Canada and Funding for UNRWA

The UNRWA is the caretaker human development and relief agency for Palestinian refugees. It provides educational programs, relief and social services, health programs, microenterprise and microfinance programs, and emergency relief. In January, 2010, the Canadian government announced it would curtail funding to UNRWA and redirect aid to projects in the Palestinian Authority (PA). This position paper explains why Canada’s decision will be counterproductive if it seeks to address the root causes of extremism and promote peace and stability between Israel and Palestine and provides recommendations.