Canada isolated in opposing nuclear weapons ban

    Friday January 22, 2021, will be a landmark day in the struggle to abolish nuclear weapons. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will enter into force, making weapons that have always been immoral also illegal under international law. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) should be celebrated for... Continue Reading →

The movement to abolish nuclear weapons

The movement to abolish nuclear weapons has been around for a long time, taking a torturous path through highs and lows. Another high will be achieved next week when the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty enters into force. On January 22 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will become law for the 51... Continue Reading →

The hypocrisy of Liberals’ nuclear policy

  A Vancouver MP’s last-minute withdrawal from a recent webinar on Canada’s nuclear arms policy highlights Liberal hypocrisy. The government says they want to rid the world of nuclear weapons but refuse to take a minimal step to protect humanity from the serious threat. A month ago Liberal MP Hedy Fry agreed to participate in... Continue Reading →

Trudeau ignores threat of nuclear annihilation

Justin Trudeau presents himself as “progressive” on foreign affairs. The Liberals claim to have brought Canada “back” after the disastrous Harper Conservatives. But their nuclear weapons policy demonstrates the emptiness of this rhetoric. Reducing the chance nuclear weapons are used again should be a priority for any “progressive” government. But, powerful Canadian allies oppose nuclear... Continue Reading →

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