Roméo Dallaire

Canadian Senator and retired Lieutenant-General

The Honourable Roméo Dallaire had a distinguished career in the Canadian military, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-General. He served as Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda in 1993-1994. His experiences there became the subject of the book Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda. He currently serves as a Canadian senator. His most recent book, They Fight Like Soldiers; They Die Like Children – the Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers, introduces the Child Soldier phenomenon and solutions to eradicate it: a mission to which LGen Dallaire has committed the rest of his life.

Most Recent Posts

Dallaire: Is Conservative foreign policy different from Liberal foreign policy?

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September 6, 2011

Current Conservative foreign policy is vastly different from Liberal foreign policy. It could be argued that Canada has never witnessed such a significant foreign policy shift in such a short time frame. Africa is no longer on Canada’s foreign policy radar, the Responsibility to Protect and human security have been totally erased from the lexicon […]

Dallaire: What issue should John Baird prioritize?

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June 15, 2011

Canada is a leading middle power with enormous potential to influence our neighbour the US of America. The priority of effort from Min Baird should be advancing Smart Power with US tangible support aimed at the Prevention of Conflicts in potentially imploding nations and concurrently rebuilding the decimated Diplomatic Corps to equal capabilities internationally as […]