Canada drops the ATT ball

Kenneth Epps News

Canada’s performance in arms control discussions at the United Nations has been lacklustre in recent years but this morning it reached a new low. The statement delivered by the Canadian delegation to the international meeting in New York on implementation of a global Arms Trade Treaty was by far the most disappointing of any Canadian intervention to date. In effect …

CARICOM Declaration on Small Arms

Maribel Gonzales News

At the end of their annual summit this week, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states issued a declaration on small arms and light weapons (SALW). This is a highly significant development. Ploughshares and its partners in the Caribbean – CARICOM Implementation Agency on Crime and Security, Women’s Institute for Alternative Development, and the Caribbean Coalition for Development and Reduction of …

Names and faces of wars

John Siebert News

The luck of geography and smart diplomacy over several centuries go a long way towards explaining Canada’s insulation from wars on its own territory. Canada faces no direct military threat. We are fortunate. That does not mean that wars in other parts of the world don’t affect us. We send our troops and guns to places like Cyprus, the Palestinian …