- Carolyn Acker, CM, RN, MA, DSchc. Toronto, ON Founder, Pathways to Education Canada
- Bruce Aikenhead, OC, B.Sc, AFCASI, P.Eng. Salmon Arm, BC Architect & Space Engineer
- Christopher Barnes, CM, PhD, DSc, FRSC, P Geo. Victoria, BC Earth Scientist
- Gerald Barr, CM. Ottawa, ON CEO, Directors Guild of Canada; former President, CCIC
- Michel Bastarache, CC, LL.L, LL.B, DES. Ottawa, ON former Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada
- Tony Belcourt, OC, LLD. Ottawa, ON Advocate for Metis rights
- Paul Copeland, CM. Toronto, ON Human Rights Lawyer
- Gisèle Côté-Harper, OC. Québec, QC Lawyer. Board Chair, Rights & Democracy
- Nigel Fisher, OC, O.Ont, MSC, MA, LLD. Salt Spring Island, BC Humanitarian, former head of UN Mission in Haiti
- Margaret Hilson, OC, MES, RN. Vancouver, BC former Head, International Program, CPHA
- Daniel Ish, OC. Saskatoon, SK Former Chief Adjudicator, Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat
- Pierre Jeanniot, OC, CQ, B.Sc, LL.D Montreal, QC, President Emeritus of Air Canada & CEO,IATA
- Bruce Kidd, OC, Ph.D. Toronto, ON Former Olympic Athlete; Dean of Physical Edn, U of Toronto
- Patrick Lane, OC. North Saanich, BC Award-winning Canadian Poet
- Margaret MacMillan, OC, D.Phil, LL.D, FRSL Oxford, UK Historian, Author
- Elizabeth May, OC, LL.B. Ottawa, ON Leader of Green Party of Canada; was Exec. Dir., Sierra Club
- Audrey McLaughlin, PC, OC., MSW, LL.D. Whitehorse, YT Was Leader of NDP
- Alex Neve, OC. Ottawa, ON Lawyer & Executive Director of Amnesty International Canada
- Landon Pearson, OC. Ottawa, ON Author on Children’s Rights; Former Senator
- Nancy Ruth, CM, MA, LL.D. Toronto, ON Senator and Philanthropist
- Jennifer Simons, CM. Vancouver, BC Founder & President, The Simons Foundation
- Gérard Snow, CM., L.Ph., LL.B; trad.a. Moncton, NB Lawyer & Jurilinguist
- Setsuko Thurlow, CM, MSW. Toronto, ON Founder, Japanese Family Services
- Jean Vanier, CC., BOC, D.Ph. Paris, France Theologian; founder of L’Arche
- Lois Wilson, CC, O.Ont, M.Div, LLD. Toronto, ON President, Cdn. & World Councils of Churches
Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention is a project of the Canadian Pugwash Group.
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Please print and return this portion of the letter addressed to Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, 43 Aylmer #358, Ottawa ON K1S 5R4
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There is a growing consensus expressed by world leaders on the urgent need for ridding the world of nuclear weapons, well expressed by the Global Zero movement. A Nuclear Weapons Convention is widely recognized as the best negotiating process yet devised to bring about nuclear disarmament. In a recent speech to the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that “All parties to the Non Proliferation Treaty could consider negotiating a nuclear weapons convention, backed by a strong verification system, as has long been proposed at the United Nations.” However, the vision of the elimination of all nuclear weapons, put forward by President Obama and many others today, requires the political will of governments for it to be achieved.
Accordingly, we call on all member States of the United Nations – including Canada – to endorse, and begin negotiations for, a Nuclear Weapons Convention as proposed by the UN Secretary-General in his five-point plan for nuclear disarmament.
Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) seeks to inform and educate Canadians on the increasing danger of nuclear proliferation and nuclear war. We support and endorse the UN Secretary-General’s five point plan for nuclear disarmament, including the endorsement of a nuclear weapons convention. We seek to engender political will by educational means, resulting in the adoption of a nuclear weapons convention as a component of Canadian foreign policy. We are non-partisan, open to all members of the Order of Canada, and are focused on this single issue.
Growing Support: There is a growing consensus expressed by world leaders on the urgent need for ridding the world of nuclear weapons, well expressed by the Global Zero movement. A Nuclear Weapons Convention is widely recognized as the best negotiating process yet devised to bring about nuclear disarmament.