Angela Kane’s Keynote Address on Nuclear Disarmament

Ploughshares News, Nuclear Weapons

By Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Keynote Address at Canadian Parliamentary Forum on Nuclear Disarmament Parliamentary Forum Co-sponsored by Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament And Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention Ottawa, Canada 3 December 2013   Ambassador Heinbecker, distinguished Members of Parliament, ladies and gentlemen. It is always a pleasure to visit Ottawa—the capital of a …

Happy 90th, Murray! A tribute to Ploughshares co-founder Murray Thomson

Wendy Stocker

Author Debbie Grisdale The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 34 Issue 1 Spring 2013 Last December friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate the birthday of a man who has been at the centre of the Canadian peace movement for more than half a century. Active in many organizations and founder of more than one, Murray Thomson holds a special place in the …

Toward a Nuclear Weapons Convention: A role for Canada

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Report on the Expert Seminar held April 11 and 12, 2011 in Ottawa The expert seminar “Toward a Nuclear Weapons Convention: A Role for Canada” held in Ottawa, April 11 and 12, 2011, included participants from the academic community and civil society, as well as diplomats, parliamentarians, and government officials. The discussions addressed a broad range of legal, political, security, …

No Heaven, Farther from Nuclear Hell

Tasneem Jamal Nuclear Weapons

Authors Ernie Regehr and Douglas Roche Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly Retired senator Douglas Roche is Canada’s former ambassador for disarmament There are two ways of looking at the outcome of the month-long Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, which wrapped up last Friday at the United Nations in New York with a standing ovation for its president, Ambassador …

Harper Government Missing on Non-Proliferation

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Authors Ernie Regehr and Douglas Roche Published by Embassy, an Ottawa-based foreign policy weekly Retired senator Douglas Roche is Canada’s former ambassador for disarmament High-ranking officials of the US State Department, NATO and the United Nations were in Ottawa last week to meet with the leaders of five national nuclear disarmament groups and experienced civil society leaders. It was all …

Canada and a Nuclear Weapons Convention

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2009 Volume 30 Issue 3 We call on all member States of the UN – including Canada – to endorse, and begin negotiations for, a nuclear weapons convention as proposed by the UN Secretary-General in his five-point plan for nuclear disarmament. This statement has been signed, at last count, by more than 300 Canadians …

Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Nuclear Weapons

Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, signed by many recipients of the Order of Canada, including Project Ploughshares co-founders Ernie Regehr and Murray Thomson May 12, 2009 Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington St. Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister, We, the undersigned write to you on an urgent matter. Nuclear weapons, many still on …