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Climate Action: Questions for Candidates in the 2019 Federal Election

The Group of 78’s Working Group on Climate Change is working to raise the issue in the upcoming federal election.  The actions include circulating the messages and recommendations from last year’s policy conference to politicians as well as producing short articles or “op-eds” for the media.  The group of 78 invites citizen participation by providing a list of questions… Read More »

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Please Sign! Open Letter to Government of Canada on Climate Action

A CALL FOR MORE AMBITIOUS CLIMATE ACTION NOW In November 1981, a statement signed by 78 prominent Canadians on Canadian foreign policy was sent to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The statement was later published in the Globe and Mail. Since then the Group of 78 has advocated peace, justice and planetary survival through its annual policy conferences and… Read More »

2019 G78 Annual Policy Conference:

 The focus of Conference 2019 is rising inequality, the pre-eminent threat to economic and social justice, and to democracy, in the 21st century. The conference will aim at deepening our understanding of the international economic forces that propel deepening inequality, particularly global financial markets and neoliberal policies, and will consider international and domestic policies aimed at reversing these trends.

Sarah Bowles

Corporate Coup D’Etat (Screening and Post Screening-Panel /Discussion)

A democracy should protect its citizens, especially the most vulnerable among them, but increasingly the United States is failing to do so. This investigative and persuasive documentary blends the insights of philosophers, authors and journalists with the experiences of citizens of the Rust Belt in the U.S. Midwest, where the steel industry once flourished, but where closures and outsourcing have left urban areas desolate and hopeless. It’s here that Donald Trump finds some of his most fervent supporters, as he’s not considered part of the hated Washington establishment.

Sarah Bowles

To Remember… The Women, Men and Children of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On August 6th at 6:00 pm, there will be an event at the Friends House (Ottawa Quakers) to remember the victims from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb attack. The activities will start at 6: oo pm with lantern making, at 7:00 pm there will be a program presentation and discussion. At 8: 00 pm, the event will finalize with a walk to Rideau Canal to float lanterns. We give thanks to Murray Thomson and many others who continue to struggle to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Sarah Bowles

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT NATO

Most peace groups see NATO as a problematic alliance because of its structure, its policies (including especially its nuclear deterrence policy), its history, or the nature of its expansion since the end of the Cold War. However different groups have different perspectives about Canadian participation in NATO. There is no single position agreed by all. The purpose of… Read More »

May 28, Luncheon Speaker Series – How could the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples change Canada’s international trade and environmental normative framework?

The Honourable Marilou McPhedran, C.M. is a human rights lawyer, professor and activist, appointed as an independent senator in the Parliament of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in November 2016. Marilou was one of the most influential leaders of the 1981 Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution conference- the grass roots social movement of women across Canada resulting in stronger equality rights in the constitution. 

Sarah Bowles