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Roche, Douglas. Creative Dissent: A Politician’s Struggle for Peace was launched in Ottawa on October 16. Michalos, Alex C. Trade Barriers to the Public Good: Free Trade and Environmental Protection 2008 McGill and Queen’s University Press. Hurtig, Mel. The Truth About Canada: Some important, some astonishing some truly appalling things all Canadians should know about … Read more Book Nook

The Race for the U.S. Presidency: What does it mean for Canada?

Election fever is now upon us on both sides of the Canada/US border. In June, the Canadian International Council held a conference on the potential impact of the 2008 U.S. presidential election on Canadian politics. It began with an examination of Canadian perspectives on a changing US. Discussion of border issues focused on implications for … Read more The Race for the U.S. Presidency: What does it mean for Canada?

Petroleum, Power and Fear: Challenges for Canada

(This paper is adapted from a power point presentation at the Group of 78’s Foreign Policy Conference on September 27 in Ottawa) Every time we fill our tanks with gasoline we think about petroleum. I think about oil and gas in global terms. I spent my life doing this. Those global aspects are under-reported in … Read more Petroleum, Power and Fear: Challenges for Canada

Public Forum: Fresh Water Problems: Emerging Threats and Urgent Priorities

sponsored by Science for Peace and the Canadian Pugwash Group Friday, November 7, 2008 7:30 – 9:30 pm George Ignatieff Theatre Larkin Bldg. 135 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto Introduction: Annual Eric Fawcett Public Forum In memory of Eric Fawcett: Dr. Walter Dorn, Chair, Canadian Pugwash Group Welcome from Trinity College: Provost Andy Orchard, Trinity … Read more Public Forum: Fresh Water Problems: Emerging Threats and Urgent Priorities

Water Crisis

Canada stands at a watershed concerning freshwater management and governance. Despite being one of the few relatively water-rich nations of the world, Canada’s freshwater resources are under threat. Pollution, wasteful habits poor management, increasing urbanization and the looming pectre of climate change conspire to create scarcity. Yet the current approach to water management and governance … Read more Water Crisis

Note from the President of Science for Peace

Thinking about all the most pressing world problems, I keep coming back to the question about why the very people who have enormous power are so cruel, and why they garner sufficient support and collusion to get away with it. In the areas of energy, water, food, mining, pharmaceuticals, military weapons, and so on, several … Read more Note from the President of Science for Peace

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