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 »

Letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs calling for Saudi arms export investigation

July 3, 2018 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Email: chrystia.freeland@international.gc.ca Re: Call for independent, external review into reports of misuse of Canadian military exports by Saudi Arabia Dear Minister Freeland, As civil society organizations with expertise and long-standing interest in strengthening Canada’s arms export controls, we are writing… Read More »