Canada’s Bill C-6 needs amending

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

Author Ploughshares staff Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 1 Spring 2014 Canada’s Bill C-6 needs amending to fully implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) is “an international treaty that addresses the unacceptable harm to civilians caused by cluster munitions, through a categorical prohibition of the weapon and a framework for action” (UNDP 2014). Adopted on …

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 …

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

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons

Submitted by: Kenneth Epps, Senior Program Officer, Project Ploughshares November 13, 2013 Submitted to: House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Development Click here for PDF version Since 1987 Project Ploughshares has published an annual report on armed conflicts throughout the world. By tracking wars over a twenty-five year period we have noted trends in recent armed conflicts …

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 …

A call to amend Bill S-10, an Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

Author Kenneth Epps Presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade re Bill S-10, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions October 18, 2012 Kenneth Epps, Senior Program Officer, Project Ploughshares Honourable Senators, thank you to the Standing Committee for the invitation to appear as a witness today. I represent Project Ploughshares, the ecumenical …

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 …

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 …