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 …

Control Arms submission to Foreign Affairs on Canada and the ATT

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons

July 17, 2013 Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada is conducting a technical assessment of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) with a view to providing the Government of Canada recommendations on the Government’s possible next steps, including whether or not Canada should sign the treaty. As part of this process, the Control Arms Coalition in Canada has prepared the following …

Mali & Non-combat Military Contributions by Canada

Wendy Stocker Africa, Americas, Armed Conflicts, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs 11am – 12 noon, February 14, 2013 Thank you for this opportunity to discuss Canada’s current role in Mali. Let me start by saying that the cautious approach being taken by the Canadian government to events in Mali is welcome. Canada has provided heavy-lift air transport …

Canada and the AFCCL

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons

Strengthening Canada’s unique export control instrument: May 4, 2012 The Automatic Firearms Country Control List Joint submission by Amnesty International Canada and Project Ploughshares   Consultation regarding the possible addition of Austria, India, Ireland, Kuwait, and Switzerland to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL) Click here to view a PDF of the document  

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 …

Canada’s international firearms commitments

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Kenneth Epps Presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, June 21, 2012 Thank you for the invitation to address the Standing Senate Committee on the proposed Firearms Information Regulations. My brief statement today focuses on the implications of the regulations for Canada’s international commitments related to reducing and eliminating firearms trafficking. Every UN member state …

Canadian members of Control Arms and the Arms Trade Treaty

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons

Authors Mark Fried, Hilary Homes, Lina Holguin and Kenneth Epps Speaking notes for presentation to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, June 11, 2012 by Mark Fried, OXFAM Canada, Hilary Homes, Amnesty International Canada, Lina Holguin, OXFAM Quebec and Kenneth Epps, Project Ploughshares. [MARK FRIED, OXFAM CANADA] On behalf of the Canadian members of the Control Arms coalition, …

Bill C-19 and Canada’s international firearms commitments

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Kenneth Epps Speaking notes for the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, November 22, 2011 Thank you for the invitation to address the Standing Committee on Bill C-19. My name is Ken Epps and I am the Senior Program Officer at Project Ploughshares, a project of the Canadian Council of Churches on peacebuilding and disarmament issues based …