Posts filed under: International Development

  • The almost-euphemistic term "human trafficking" is nothing more than modern slavery; we need social change now
August 23rd was the day that UNESCO designated the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, in their words they...
  • Milton Friedman's economics - is that really what we should adhere to? Speaker David Peck takes on economic change.
July 31st marks the 102nd anniversary of Milton Friedman’s birthday and I’m wondering if we really still believe that the social responsibility of business is solely...
  • Human trafficking - human lives put on sale just as readily as any barcoded merchandise - is scarily present in today's society
On the 20th of February the Oakville Beaver published an article about cracking down on human trafficking. This is good news. Without a doubt. As...
  • social change for Cambodia is one of David Peck's favorite projects.
“My first trip to Cambodia was in 1998, only seventeen years after my family fled this war-torn country. I was shocked by much of what...
  • social change for Cambodia is one of David Peck's favorite projects.
Cambodia is in the midst of a massive economic land concessions crisis, resulting in nearly 2.2 million hectares of land being reallocated from farmers and...
  • What’s Good For The Gander Is Not So Good For Most Geese, as keynote speaker David Peck writes
I was at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto recently for several meetings. There was a teacher’s conference going on and a huge crowd around the...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Trudeau and Twitter"
Every generation gets a chance to change the world Pity the nation that won’t listen to your boys and girls Cos the sweetest melody is...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Not in my Backyard"
Recently James Moore the Canadian Industry Minister’s comments sparked a wee bit of controversy around the age-old question about care and concern for others. Do...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Clusters Kill"
In a November 19th Globe article, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that Canada would invest 10 million dollars over the next 18 months into...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Shifting Sand"
Imagine standing alone on sinking sand. What a horrible fate that would be. A slow death, one that slowly squeezes the life out of you...