Bill C-6: An Act to Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Ploughshares Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Earl Turcotte Comments submitted to the House of Commons Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on November 13, 2013 by Earl Turcotte, (Former) Senior Coordinator for Mine Action at DFAIT and Head of Delegation for the Negotiation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions For PDF of full text, please click here Foreword I am grateful for this opportunity …

Cluster munitions: Tell your MP to #fixthebill!

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons, News

Bill S-10, the draft legislation to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions, is in second reading in the House of Commons. Our elected representatives are going to be reviewing the legislation and deciding if Canada will actually stand behind this flawed and dangerous text. Mines Action Canada has created petitions for the House of Commons that you can download in English …

Long-Term Menace: The ban on cluster munitions is under threat

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

Author Earl Turcotte The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2011 Volume 32 Issue 3 Earl Turcotte was the Senior Coordinator for Mine Action at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) from 2005 to early 2011. He led the Canadian delegation throughout the negotiation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. In February 2011, he resigned on principle from DFAIT …

The Convention on Cluster Munitions

Tasneem Jamal

Letter to the Minister of Defence and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. November 25, 2008 The Honourable Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs International Trade 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa ON K1A 0G2 The Honourable Peter MacKay Minister of Defence Ministry of National Defence 01 Colonel By Drive Ottawa ON K1A 0K2 Re: The Convention on Cluster Munitions …

Cluster Bomb Meeting Drafts Treaty

Kenneth Epps

Author Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2008 Volume 29 Issue 2 A two-week international meeting in Dublin ended May 30 with an agreed text for a treaty to ban existing types of cluster bombs, destroy stockpiles within eight years, and provide crucial victim assistance. Cluster munitions can be fired by artillery or dropped from military aircraft to spread dozens or …

Preventable Harm, Foreseeable Solution: The Campaign to End the Use of Cluster Munitions

Tasneem Jamal

Author Janis Grychowski The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2007 Volume 28 Issue 3 Janis Grychowski is Community Mobilization and Training Coordinator at Mines Action Canada. Cluster munitions kill and maim indiscriminately—and can keep on killing and maiming long after they are launched. Current and recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon showcase the widespread destruction that cluster munitions inflict. But munitions used …