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.
We also knew him as a persistent advocate for nuclear disarmament. He fully understood the quagmire that nuclear disarmament has become, but never lost his vision of a nuclear weapons-free world. Thus he became a leader in Canada — in both Parliament and civil society — for real progress towards the elimination of nuclear weapons. His leadership internationally within Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) family was widely respected.
In 2015 Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention presented him with the Annual Achievement Award for outstanding work for nuclear disarmament. The citation reads:
“Presented to Paul Dewar, In recognition and deep appreciation for your ongoing commitment to a nuclear weapons free world and for your work toward that end as International President of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND).”
November 30, 2015
Paul Dewar’s inspiration lives on and continues to challenge everyone who works for nuclear disarmament.
Photo – Murray Thomson presents the CNWC Annual Achievement Award to Paul Dewar.
January 25, 2019
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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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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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”