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

Position paper: Syrian civil war

This position paper discusses Canada's stance regarding the Syrian civil war: military engagement, assistance, and aid commitments. 


Position Paper: Islamophobia in Canada

This position paper defines Islamophobia, and discusses the implications and manifestations of Islamophobia, as well as the way politicians should treat the issue. 


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

This paper discusses multiple subjects regarding Canada's engagement policies with Middle Eastern countries as well as with <regime changing> initiatives led by other Western countries. 


Position Paper: For a Constructive role in the Israel-Palestinian Situation

This position paper discusses how Canada could incite justice in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. 


Position Paper: Canadian Attitudes on Israel-Palestine – Poll from Jan. 2017

Between January 25 and February 2, 2017, EKOS Research Associates conducted a national on-line survey of 1,000 Canadians to explore attitudes toward Israel, Palestine, and related issues here in Canada.  EKOS statistically weighted all the data by age, gender, education and region to ensure the sample’s composition reflects that of the actual population of Canada, based on census data.  The margin of error associated with the sample is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.  The results summarized below are based on respondents who expressed an opinion.   


Position paper: Bill C-47 and the International Arms Trade Treaty

On April 13, 2017, the Liberal government tabled Bill C-47 for Canada to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty.  MPs must strengthen Bill C-47 (tabled April 13, 2017) before voting in support of Canada’s accession to the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  There are several reasons both to accede the the treaty, and to modify Bill C-47. 


Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

This one-page flyer on the BDS movement shows on the first side how BDS aligns perfectly with international law and Canadian policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And on the second side, it provides the maps of Palestinians dispossession, as well as answers to frequent questions and criticisms of BDS.


Position Paper: Syrian Refugees

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


Position Paper: Canada and Isis, and International & Domestic Response

This position paper lists a number of actions that Canada should take to deal more efficiently with ISIS. This paper also insists on the importance of distinguishing between terrorist groups like ISIS and other militant Islamist groups of the Middle East. 


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

The international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is a multilateral treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional weapons. 130 of 193 UN member states have already signed it. This position paper explains why Canada should also sign it. Even more, this paper lays recommendations on how to handle the situation in Egypt and other high authoritarian regimes in the Middle East.