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 the PM stating our concerns about the shooting of Palestinians by the IDF

Peace. Justice. Survival. Paix. Justice. Survie.   17 May, 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 express support for your criticism of the excessive and unjustifiable use of force… Read More »

Subscribe to the new Group of 78 Podcast

The group of 78 has been busy recording all of our events.  Subscribe to our podcast so you don’t miss new episodes as they become available. Episode 1: Iran, the US, and the Regional Crisis Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian talks about the complexities of the bilateral relationship between Iran and the US, and will shed light on regional issues from different views,… Read More »

How can Canada regain its reputation as a world leader on caring and safe communities?

Canada has failed to demonstrate leadership in crime prevention. Compared to other G7 countries than the USA, Canada has a rate of homicide double their average and the homicide rate for Indigenous People is seven times that of non-Indigenous. Overseas, rapid increases in aid expenditures on policing, poorly trained and paid, is still common and not matched by equivalent targeted social investments.

Sarah Bowles

May 29, 2018 Luncheon Speaker Series Featuring Irvin Waller – How can Canada regain its reputation as a world leader on caring and safe communities?

  Tuesday May 29, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Palais Imperial Restaurant, 311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa       RESERVATIONS:Group78@group78.org  613-565-9449 ext. 22 by Friday, May 25, 2018 **************************************************** Canada and world leaders committed to reducing violence against women and street violence when they endorsed the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. Scientific evidence has identified how… Read More »

How To Stop Corporate Tax Dodging

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.

Iran, the US and the Regional Crisis

Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian will talk about bilateral complexities of Iran & the US, and will also shed light on the regional issues, different views and the way forward for fostering a sustainable peace and security.