Vote yes to negotiations for a legal prohibition of nuclear weapons

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Letter from members of the Steering Committee of Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau   October 4, 2016 Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Ottawa, ON Dear Prime Minister, The undersigned, members of the Steering Committee of Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, supported by 916 members of the Order of Canada, respectfully write …

On the Saudi arms deal authorization

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An open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada: Your government’s authorization of this deal casts serious doubt over Canada’s readiness to abide by the legally binding obligations and intent of the Arms Trade Treaty, which Canada has announced it will join in the near future.   April 25, 2016 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of …

Open letter: On the 2015 NPT RevCon

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Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 36 Issue 1 Spring 2015 In early February, the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons1 sent this open letter to Rob Nicholson, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Dear Minister, Re: Recommendations on the 2015 Review Conference2 of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Greetings from the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear …

South Sudan needs Canada’s support

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Letter urging Canada to offer support to South Sudan dated January 24, 2014 from from Project Ploughshares to John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, and Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development. Please click on attachment to view document 

Canadian Council of Churches calls on Canada to support diplomacy in Syria

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Letter (in English, French) on Syria dated September 19, 2013 from The Canadian Council of Churches to John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Please click on attachment to view document             Letter (in English, French) on Crises in Middle East dated May 17, 2013 from The Canadian Council of Churches to …

Canada and the UN Arms Embargo on Libya

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Open letter to Canada’s Foreign Minister August 30, 2011 The Honourable John Baird Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 Re: Canada and the UN Arms Embargo on Libya Dear Minister, I am writing to seek clarification on Canada’s legal interpretation and reported approval of the recent delivery of a Canadian-made surveillance drone to forces in …

Project Ploughshares Alerts Prime Minister to International Implications of Bill C-391

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Open letter on Bill C-391, an act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act (registration of firearms). September 14, 2010 Prime Minister Stephen Harper Michael Ignatieff, Leader of the Liberal Party Jack Layton, Leader of the New Democrat Party Gilles Duceppe, Leader of the Bloc Québécois Re: Bill C-391 On March 31, 2009, I wrote to you concerning …