Getting to Nuclear Zero

Tasneem Jamal Featured, News 0 Comments

Building Common Security for a Post-MAD World When: September 22-23, 2017 Where: Cartier Place Hotel 180 Cooper Street (just east of Elgin) Ottawa ON Please join us for The Group of 78 Annual Policy Conference 2017 In cooperation with The Rideau Institute; Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Canadian Voice of Women for Peace; Mines Action Canada; Physicians for Global Survival; …

Canadians among experts calling for UN action on killer robots

Branka Marijan Featured, News

On August 21, 116 robotics experts from 26 countries, including Canada, signed a letter calling for the United Nations to take action on the issue of lethal autonomous weapons systems, commonly known as killer robots. The letter comes at the start of the 2017 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Melbourne, Australia. An open letter signed by more …

Canada Can’t Keep Denying It Ought To Scrap Saudi Arms Deal

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Since the moment it was announced in 2014 by the Harper government, the multibillion-dollar Canadian arms export deal with human-rights pariah Saudi Arabia has been shrouded in controversy. Most recently it has come under renewed scrutiny following allegations that the Saudi regime used violence — and Canadian equipment — to repress civilians in the Eastern Province. Through it all, Ottawa’s handling of …

We did it!

Cesar Jaramillo Featured, News

Thanks to you. In honour of our 40th anniversary, Project Ploughshares launched a special fundraising initiative: $40,000 for our 40th. Today, we reached our goal. Thank you to all who contributed.  The funds will be used to augment the communications and computing infrastructure of Ploughshares and to enhance our outreach to new constituencies, particularly students and youth. These innovations will …

Canada and nuclear weapons

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Watch Cesar Jaramillo discuss nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, Canada’s role, and the conference, “Canada’s Contribution to Global Security,”held in Pugwash and Halifax July 23 to 26.  

Canada’s new feminist international aid policy: From words to action

Sonal Marwah Featured, News

On June 8, Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau released Canada’s “first feminist international assistance policy.” This bold policy has received praise and applause from Canadian civil society and international development actors. What is a feminist approach? A common misconception is that it focuses exclusively on women and girls. On the contrary, such an approach seeks to address systemic and …

Robocops, drones, and the changing nature of law enforcement: How and when to regulate?  

Branka Marijan Featured, News

Recently, Dubai’s police force announced that by the end of the year it will have mini autonomous police cars that feature facial recognition technology, thermal imaging, and built-in drones patrolling the streets. As The Washington Post reports, the vehicles will be able to read licence plates, and record and track suspects, while the built-in drones can be deployed in areas …

Canada’s ATT Legislation Has A Loophole You Could Drive A Tank Through

Cesar Jaramillo Featured

Canadian military exports to the United States have long been exempted from licensing and reporting requirements applicable to every other destination. Not even Canada enjoys the same latitude it affords its southern neighbour.  As indicated in the annual Report on Exports of Military Goods from Canada, most military exports destined for the United States are exempt from export permit requirements. Further, statistics related to …

Legal challenge of Safe Third Country Agreement launched

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News Release: The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), Amnesty International (AI) and the Canadian Council of Churches announced today that they are launching a legal challenge of the designation of the United States as a safe third country for refugees. “The US was never safe for all refugees, and is now even less safe,” said Loly Rico, President of the …

Behind the scenes: Space Security Index

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In early May, Project Ploughshares, in cooperation with the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University and our partners on the Space Security Index (SSI) project, hosted the 14th annual Space Security Working Group (SSWG) meeting in Montreal. SSI aims to serve as a source of accurate information and current analysis on human activities in outer space. We …