Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 09 Nov 2018: Making Nuclear Crisis De-escalation and Persistent and Intensified Disarmament Diplomacy a National Priority

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November 9, 2018

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister,

The Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention write in the face of a deepening global nuclear crisis to urge you and your Government to make crisis de-escalation and persistent and intensified disarmament diplomacy a national priority.

The following draws your attention to four elements of this escalating nuclear threat and identifies ways in which Canada can help move the international community, including our allies in NATO, to a more effective pursuit of the collective goal of a world without nuclear weapons. We fear, along with the International Pugwash movement, that without urgent action, we will witness the “disintegration of the current arms control regime.” And we join Pugwash in warning that “decades of effort to build an architecture of restraint are unravelling because key lessons from the early Cold War years seem to have been forgotten.”

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Media Release: Civil Society Leaders Urge P.M. Trudeau to Respond to Deepening Global Nuclear Crisis With Priority Action

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November 14, 2018

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Two leading civil society organizations, representing 19 groups across Canada have urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to respond to the deepening global nuclear crisis by making “persistent and intensified nuclear disarmament diplomacy a national priority.”

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CNANW/CNWC workshop report: Canadian Leadership on Nuclear Disarmament

Workshop presented by Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW) and Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC)
October 1st, 2018

Rapporteur’s Report: Jessica West, Project Ploughshares

Overview

The workshop “Canadian Leadership for Nuclear Disarmament” jointly hosted by the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW) and Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) brought together civil society and academic experts with Canadian government representatives to dissect the current nuclear weapons context and identify opportunities for civil society engagement and Canadian government leadership on disarmament and non-proliferation. Key points from the discussion emphasize the coalescence of crisis and opportunity: Continue reading “CNANW/CNWC workshop report: Canadian Leadership on Nuclear Disarmament”

Letter to CNWC Signatories July 17, 2018

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July 17, 2018

Dear CNWC Signatories,

This message comes to you as one who has endorsed the Call for negotiations towards a Nuclear Weapons Convention and thus has supported this initiative under Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC). Four key points are briefly addressed:

1. changes in the disarmament environment since this initiative was begun in 2009;

2. the structure and workings of the CNWC initiative and its Steering Committee;

3. our most recent communication with the Prime Minister; and

4. plans for an Ottawa seminar as part of our ongoing program to bring the urgent need for disarmament, including the need to codify nuclear disarmament provisions through a Nuclear Weapons Convention, to the attention of the Canadian Government and Parliamentarians.

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