On the Record: The First Public Audit of a Federal Report on Canada’s Military Exports

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2009 Volume 30 Issue 1 In January, Project Ploughshares released On the Record: An audit of Canada’s report on military exports, 2003-05. This report is available here. Balancing military exports The Canadian government has long attempted to strike a balance in its authorization of arms shipments to other nations. On the one hand, it …

Guns on the Plains

Tasneem Jamal Americas

The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2009 Volume 30 Issue 1 NOT TO BE REPRODUCED From Extraordinary Canadians: Big Bear A long-time Project Ploughshares supporter, Rudy Wiebe has twice won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction as well as the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. The seasonal cycles of band hunting continued in the 1850s. Not raids, but providing food and protection for …

Meet Our Caribbean Partner: The Women’s Institute for Alternative Development

Maribel Gonzales Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Maribel Gonzales The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2009 Volume 30 Issue 1 Annual murder rates in the Caribbean—at 30 per 100,000 inhabitants—are higher than in any other region of the world. The Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD) in Trinidad and Tobago, a longtime partner of Project Ploughshares, has been a vigorous campaigner against gun violence in the Caribbean. WINAD’s …

States Parties NPT Reports: Canada

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Reporting — Non-Nuclear Weapons States 2009 Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Report submitted by Canada. NPT/CONF.2010/PC.III/4, 20 April 2009. Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Third session, New York, 4-15 May 2009.   2008 Implementation of the Treaty on …

World Council of Churches Calls on NATO Leaders to Address Nuclear Policy

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Letter to the leaders of NATO and of the European Union concerning NATO nuclear policy and its current strategic review from the councils that represent churches across the member states of NATO. March 30, 2009 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Geneva, 30 March 2009 Dear Prime Minister, This letter comes to you, to the leaders of …

Project Ploughshares Urges Canada’s Foreign Minister to Address Nuclear Policy at NATO Summit

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Letter to the Lawrence Canon, Minister of Foreign Affairs. 6 March 2009 The Honourable Lawrence Canon, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 Re: NATO Nuclear Doctrine and Policy Dear Minister Canon: On the occasion of your forthcoming participation in the 60th-Anniversary Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, I am writing to encourage …

NATO’s Strategic Concept and the Emerging Nuclear Abolition Imperative

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Briefing 09-1 Author Ernie Regehr Even as NATO’s official strategic doctrine continues to describe nuclear weapons as “essential to peace,” the world is undergoing an extraordinary reawakening to the unique threats posed by nuclear weapons and the need to finally eliminate them. At the same time, the security community remains divided. While demands for an unambiguous commitment to nuclear abolition …

NATO Summit: A chance to kick the nuclear habit

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Europe, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly While Afghanistan will certainly dominate the talk at the 60th anniversary NATO summit in April, leaders are also scheduled to launch a process to review the alliance’s Strategic Concept, a key element of which is a controversial and outdated nuclear doctrine. The Strategic Concept-the current version of which was …

Canada Must Go Slow on Nuclear Deal with India

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Asia, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr Published by the Waterloo Region Record It didn’t take Canada long to try to cash in on its support for the Nuclear Suppliers Group decision last Fall to open the door to civilian nuclear trade with India after a 35 year ban. Others have been even quicker off the mark. India has already signed new nuclear co-operation …

On the Record: An audit of Canada’s report on military exports, 2003-05

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons

Authors Kenneth Epps and Kyle Gossen Compared to many of its contemporaries, Canada is a responsible arms exporter. However, there are significant holes in both the practice and transparency of Canada’s export controls. For example, though the United States is by far the largest recipient of military goods from Canada, Canadian exports to the US are omitted from the official …