Tribute to Murray Thomson

by Ernie Regehr

Murray Thomson 1922-2019

 Murray Thomson was our friend, colleague, and mentor. He had the good fortune to lead a very long, productive, and exemplary life, and some of us had the very good fortune of sharing elements of it with him. The following brief tribute acknowledges his central role in launching the initiative we know as Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention and celebrates his life of activism and optimism in the face of the challenges that he felt so deeply. The way in which we truly honor him is to continue to pursue the kind of world that he imagined and never stopped pursuing. Continue reading “Tribute to Murray Thomson”

Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) joins all of Canada in mourning the loss of Parliamentarian and Humanitarian Paul Dewar.

Paul Dewar

Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) joins all of Canada in mourning the loss of Parliamentarian and Humanitarian Paul Dewar.

Paul was a superb parliamentarian in every sense: commitment to ideals, strategic competence, and very caring about his constituents. Continue reading “Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) joins all of Canada in mourning the loss of Parliamentarian and Humanitarian Paul Dewar.”

Media Release: Trudeau Urged to Take Action To Save Nuclear Arms Treaties

January 25, 2019
Press Release

Trudeau Urged to Take Action
To Save Nuclear Arms Treaties

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          Sixty-one prominent Canadians, each a recipient of the Order of Canada, have urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take public action to press the United States and Russia to save two vital nuclear disarmament treaties now in jeopardy.

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

Immediate Release
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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Letter to Minister Freeland, 25 Oct 2018: Call to o publicly and persistently object to the Trump Administration’s plan to withdraw from the US-Russian Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

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October 25, 2018

The Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Dear Minister Freeland,

We write to strongly urge you and your Government to publicly and persistently object to the Trump Administration’s plan to withdraw from the US-Russian Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and to call for maintaining and revitalizing the international nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament regime. Continue reading “Letter to Minister Freeland, 25 Oct 2018: Call to o publicly and persistently object to the Trump Administration’s plan to withdraw from the US-Russian Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty”