Since its origins in 1981, the Group of 78 has promoted dialogue about a progressive Canadian foreign policy, based on the principles of sustainable PEACE through common security, JUSTICE in prosperity, equity, inclusion with diversity, and SURVIVAL of our planet in the face of modern human activity.
Up Coming Events
Army Officers Mess & Bruyère Centre: September 23 & 24, 2016
Luncheon Speaker Series Resumes Fall 2016
Past Events and Activity
Open Letter to the Prime Minister, April 26, 2016
The G78’s Thematic Working Group on Arms Control drafted a letter to the Prime Minister expressing our profound concern about the authorization of exports of Light Armoured Vehicles worth $15 billion to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We solicited considerable support for this letter from NGOs in the Human Rights, Peacebuilding and International Development Communities. The final version shown here is a joint product of a number of organizations whose logos appear in the letter.
The “Open Letter to the Prime Minister on the Saudi arms deal” remains open to accept additional signatures and logos. If you wish to add a signature as an individual or representative of an organization, in support of this letter, please inform the Group of 78 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual: provide the exact name you wish to use.
Organization: provide logo, electronic signature if possible, name and title of signatory.
Panel Discussion: “Pathways to Peace in Syria and Iraq”
Payam Akhavan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University
Marina Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC
Mokhtar Lamani, former head of the office of the UN-League of Arb States Joint Special Representative for Syria in Damascus
Sebastien Beaulieu, Director for Middle East Relations, Global Affairs Canada
Moderator: Paul Dewar, former MP for Ottawa Centre
Thursday March 10, 2016
5 – 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital Auditorium, 43 Bruyère Street, Ottawa
Cost: $25, $10 student rate
Annual Policy Conference 2015
Group of 78 Annual Policy Conference
September 25-27, 2015
Cartier Place Suite Hotel, 180 Cooper Street, Ottawa
Check our Conference 2015 page here for further details about speaker presentations and the final conference report as they become available.
In Other News…
Iran Nuclear Deal
blog post by Peggy Mason, July 14, 2015
A Special Tribute to our friend and colleague
Gerald L. Ohlsen
Op-ed by Peggy Mason
about Canada/Saudi arms deal in Embassy News, January 21, 2015
Canada and IS
Project Ploughshares statement: Short-term gain for long-term pain —
Canada’s Challenge in responding to Islamic State
Canada and IS – Short term gain for long term pain
Cover letter to Prime Minister and MPs re Canada and IS