For the first time in many years there’s a realistic chance to do that! In October the U.N. General Assembly may vote on whether to hold a conference in 2017, open to all States, international organizations and civil society, to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons. All countries with nuclear weapons would be required to eliminate them according to a timetable. All other countries, including Canada, would be monitored to make sure they are following the agreement.
Polls show that 90 percent of Canadians favor this idea, but the Canadian government seems likely to vote against it. So let’s fill Prime Minister Trudeau’s office by mid-September with a truckload of letters telling him to vote for it, and urging Canada to take the lead in abolishing all nuclear weapons. Here’s how to do your part:
Feel free to use the comments section on this page to report back on your letter-writing and related activities for a nuclear weapons ban. (Anyone can post and read comments on this page, including non-members.)