Cuts to Aid Budget Proposed in Election Campaign

Last week a major political party announced that if it formed the next government, it would cut the foreign aid budget by 25 percent. As a registered charity we are not naming the party in question since under current legislation, the CRA rules provide that “A charity may carry out Public Policy Dialogue and Development Activities that support… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Please Sign this Open Letter To the Prime Minister: Statement of concern on the crisis in Venezuela

The following open letter was sent to the Prime Minister of Canada today from 167 signatories and 15 Canadian organizations, concerning the crisis in Venezuela. If you would like to add your name to the letter please use the online form provided. Download letter (with the list of original signatories): English and French Pdf French Pdf English Pdf… Read More »

Letter of ongoing concern from civil society regarding Saudi LAV deal

  On March 5, 2019 a large group of civil society organizations released to the media and public their open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, calling on him to address their ongoing concern about the Saudi LAV deal. English and French version can found be found below, or download the Pdf version through the following links.… Read More »

2018, G78 Conference Report and Policy Recommendations has been Released

Ottawa December 3, 2018 The Group of 78 (G78) is a non-governmental organization, founded in 1981, dedicated to the promotion of a progressive foreign policy based on principles of sustainable peace, justice, and global survival in the face of contemporary challenges. Its report Meeting the Climate Challenge: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World, G78 Conference Report and… Read More »

Culpeper and Tanner: Canada is losing the fight against climate calamity

ROY CULPEPER & SUSAN TANNER Ottawa Citizen Newspaper Opinion Column Updated: October 15, 2018   Three things are conspicuously weak in Canada’s strategy to combat climate change: We have insufficient resolve to reduce the supply and consumption of fossil fuels; we need better incentives to promote the development of and shift to renewable energy; and national and provincial plans to… Read More »

Getting to Nuclear Zero: Building Common Security for a Post-MAD World Update

Nuclear weapons pose an existential threat to humankind. But if we are to eliminate them from military arsenals, and displace their role in NATO’s strategic concept, what is the process that will make that happen, what will the world without nuclear weapons look like, and once we achieve that world, how do we sustain it? The Group of 78… Read More »

G78 Podcast, Episode 2: How to Stop Corporate Tax Dodging – Dennis Howlett

Episode 2 is now available: How to Stop Corporate Tax Dodging – Dennis Howlett In the wake of the Panama and Paradise Papers scandals, revealing global tax evasion on a massive scale, and increasing evidence of tax avoidance by the world’s largest corporations, Dennis Howlett will talk about whether such practices can be stopped, and how. Music by: Christian Whelan… Read More »