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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Letter to Justin Trudeau: Time to support our PM

Peace. Justice. Survival.       11 June, 2018 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca; pm@pm.gc.ca   Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the Group of 78, I am writing to commend you for your bold and forthright stance at the recent G7 meeting, in… Read More »

Special Speaker Series: Iran, the US and the Regional Crisis, April 19th

WHEN: Thursday, 19 April 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) WHERE: Knox Presbyterian Church – 120 Lisgar St., Ottawa, ON Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian will talk about the complexities of the bilateral relationship between Iran and the US, and will shed light on regional issues from different views, pointing the way forward necessary to foster sustainable peace… Read More »

CDN. Peacekeepers Stuck on Sidelines – Peggy Mason on Power & Politics

Peggy Mason, Rideau Institute President and Executive Member of The Group of 78, talks with Terry Milewski on CBC’s Power and Politics about what’s behind Canada’s continued reneging on its UN peacekeeping commitments. Check out the video!

Dr. William Perry speaks about the risks of nuclear weapons

  Dr. Perry offered this video to the Group of 78 to help promote our Policy Conference, GETTING TO NUCLEAR ZERO BUILDING COMMON SECURITY FOR A POST-MAD WORLD. September 22-23, 2017 Dr . Perry was Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1997, having served as Deputy Secretary in 1993-94; he is currently Professor (emeritus)… Read More »