This week, OpenCanada asked six experts on the Middle East about Canada’s current policy towards Iran. Below is an op-ed by Professor Reg Whitaker of York University, who has been following the Canadian Israeli lobby for the past several decades. To read the other responses, click here.
Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York University
Reg Whitaker is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York University and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria. Recent books include The End of Privacy: How Total Surveillance is Becoming a Reality ( 1999) and Canada and the Cold War with Steve Hewitt (2003). He served on the Advisory Panel to Justice O’Connor on the Commission of Inquiry into the Maher Arar affair; chaired the Advisory Panel to the Minister of Transport reviewing the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Act in 2006; and is currently advising the Commission of Inquiry into the Air India bombing on the aviation security aspects of the Air India bombing.