Statements

This category contains historically important declarations as well as statements by Science for Peace itself.

2017 Submission to the Consultation on Canada’s Approach to Cyber Security
Author: Jack Gemmell, member, Board of Directors of Science for Peace. About Science for Peace Science for...
2016 Science For Peace Submission to the Defence Policy Review 2016
Science for Peace welcomes the opportunity to join in the national discussion of the Defence...
2016 Open Letter to the Prime Minister on Saudi arms deal authorization
Most Canadian peace and human rights activists have deplored the minister of foreign affairs’ allowing...
2015 Statement from Science for Peace in support of MSF's call for a full investigation into the bombing of their hospital in Kunduz
According to eye-witnesses, on October 3, 2015, a gunship believed to be a US AC-130...
2014 Science for Peace Statement on the Situation in Gaza and Israel
We deplore the response of the Government of Canada to events in Gaza and Israel....
2011 Science for Peace Statement on the Execution of Troy Davis
Science for Peace is deeply saddened by the needless execution of Troy Anthony Davis, 42,...
2011 Press Release: Government neglect and ignorance about climate change
Academics from universities throughout Canada are demanding immediate, informed and responsible action on climate change....
2011 Open Letter to Members of the 41st Parliament Demanding Urgent Action on Climate Change
Members of Canada’s university community are increasingly alarmed by governments’ inattention and inaction with regard...
2009 Press release
More than 500 university faculty members from universities all over Canada signed a letter to...
2009 Lettre ouverte
adressée à L’Honorable Stephen Harper, à Mmes et MM. les ministres du gouvernement canadien, et...
2009 Open Letter on Climate Change to the Government of Canada

In December 2009 Science for Peace published an open letter on climate change addressed to the Government of Canada. Over 550 Canadian Faculty members signed the letter that called for immediate and drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The letter pointed out that the time frame of reductions is critical and should be dictated by earth’s physical environment and not by political or short-term economic considerations. The scale is global: climate knows no boundaries; Canada’s emissions harm people everywhere.

2005 The Russell-Einstein Manifesto

July 9, 2005 marked the fiftieth anniversary of a momentous declaration by eleven eminent scientists, led by Lord Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein: a warning that the survival of humankind requires the abolition of warfare.

1999 Science for Peace Statement on the NATO-Serbia War
The NATO-Serbia war has already caused much dying and suffering and has created a very...
1991 The Toronto Resolution

In November 1991, following on from discussions at an international symposium on academic freedom, six academic institutions and Science for Peace co-organized a meeting on codes of ethics.

1991 Defence Conversion for the 90's: A New Security Policy for Canada
Science is not a value-free enterprise. Its success depends on a respect for openness and...
1989 An Oath for Scientists?
Aware that, in the absence of ethical control, science and its products can damage society...
1989 Science and Peace: United Nations Resolution
At the 71st plenary meeting, December 6, 1988, the following resolution was adopted by the...
1988 Nuclear Weapons And Human Rights
To mark the second anniversary of the kidnapping of the Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu...
1984 Danger Of Accidental Nuclear War
The President of Science for Peace was invited, along with other initiating members of the...