Why hasn’t Canada signed the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty?

A webinar on the need for Canada to sign the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty, featuring Liberal MP Hedy Fry, NDP MP Heather McPherson, Green Party MP Elizabeth May, Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe as well as Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima who jointly accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of … Read more Why hasn’t Canada signed the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty?

Walkerton and Long-Term Care Facilities: Avoidable Tragedies

  Mike Harris was the Premier of Ontario at the time, and at the start, the town affected was St. Thomas, ON. As the Premier stated, his priorities were reducing debt and supporting business, as part of his “common sense revolution”. In 2000 the small farms in Ontario were replaced by “megafarms” (The Globe and … Read more Walkerton and Long-Term Care Facilities: Avoidable Tragedies

Child Emergency: Souls in ICE*

Reeling from the U.S. election, I hope that the first order of business is reuniting families and restoring children in ICE custody to their parents. A society that can locate possible ice on the moon, whose drones can locate a teenager in Yemen for targeted assassination, can surely use DNA and compassionate and persistent outreach … Read more Child Emergency: Souls in ICE*

Joint Statement: World Says No to War on Yemen

CALL TO PROTEST INTERNATIONALLY MONDAY, 25 JANUARY 2021 Since 2015, the Saudi-led bombing and blockade of Yemen have killed tens of thousands of people and devastated the country. The U.N. calls this the largest humanitarian crisis on Earth. Half the country’s people are on the brink of famine, the country has the world’s worst cholera … Read more Joint Statement: World Says No to War on Yemen

Canada proclaims its dedication to abolishing nuclear arms – so why hasn’t Canada signed the UN Ban Treaty

November 2020 Open letter to: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Dear Mr. Prime Minister, On January 22, 2021 the historic United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force for ratifying states. The treaty, negotiated and adopted by 122 non-nuclear nations, is an extraordinary achievement which points … Read more Canada proclaims its dedication to abolishing nuclear arms – so why hasn’t Canada signed the UN Ban Treaty

Federal funding of small modular reactors (SMRs) must be put on hold

Dear Prime Minister: As organizations working tirelessly to protect the environment and seeking solutions to the climate crisis, we reflect the concerns of millions of Canadians.  We are dismayed to learn that your government plans to announce on November 18 at an industry conference its action plan to support the development of small modular nuclear … Read more Federal funding of small modular reactors (SMRs) must be put on hold

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