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Video: Pandemic Relief, Recovery, and Reshaping the World Economy

The video of our webinar has been posted to our YouTube channel. Seminar Theme Our webinar will address the interrelated issues of short-term pandemic relief, medium-term  recovery and, in the long term, reshaping the world economy. There are choices at every stage, with implications for distributional equity among and within countries. There can be no return to the… Read More »

Webinar Video and links from, Israel and Palestine: Future Directions in the Middle East

January 13th, 2021 1200 Ottawa / 1700 UK / 1800 Geneva / 1900 Ramallah Speakers Dr Alaa Tartir, Inès Abdel Razek, Dr Shir Hever and Dr Jeremy Wildeman Moderator Dr Ruby Dagher Links from Webinar Dr Alaa Tartir https://alaatartir.com/ Dr Shir Hever www.shirhever.com Dr Wildeman’s URL – https://twitter.com/jeremywildeman From Inès Abdel Razek  to Everyone:  12:27 PM If you… Read More »

Letter to PM urging support for developing countries in the current economic and health crises

Letter to PM urging support for developing countries in the current economic and health crises, Pdf The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the Group of 78, I am writing to commend you for your current initiative at the UN to tackle the… Read More »

Watch the Videos of, Financing a Global Green New Deal: Trade and Development Report 2019 (2020)

This year’s Trade and Development Report suggests that meeting the financing demands of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires rebuilding multilateralism around the idea of a Global Green New Deal, and pursuing a financial future very different from the recent past. Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTAD Director of Globalization and Development, presented highlights from the report and the… 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 »

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 »