Securing Our Common Future: Why Disarmament Matters Today as Much as Ever

Date: February 19, 2020
Reception 3:30-4:00, talk begins at 4:00 pm
Location: FSS 4004, 120 University Private, Ottawa

Presented by: CIPS and the Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention

Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, the UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament, bluntly warns that the struggle for nuclear arms control and disarmament is “going backwards” and calls for “a new vision” to re-establish arms control dialogue and negotiations.

Financing a Global Green New Deal: Trade and Development Report 2019

The Group of 78 invites you to a dynamic conversation, presenting the key findings from the Trade and Development Report 2019. In collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Sarah Bowles

January 28, Justice Dies in Darkness – Luncheon Speaker Series

Prof. Diab will focus on the repercussions of the little known oppressive Canadian Extradition Law. He will talk about the absence of any legal protection (due process included) against that “rubber stamp Law” and provide his view of the dire price that anyone accused would pay.

Jingle, Mingle and Birthday Bash! The Rideau Institute, World Federalist Movement-Canada, and Group of 78

The Rideau Institute, Group of 78 and the World Federalist Movement – Canada invite you to celebrate the 2019 holidays and the 70th birthday of Peggy Mason, President of the Rideau Institute. To get everyone dancing, we will be featuring the fabulous Ottawa band, Three Times Lucky. There will be a cash bar, lots of delicious nibbles and the odd fundraising activity to keep you on… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

A Memorial Event to Honour the Life of Michael Shenstone

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
(Palladium Room)

Sarah Bowles

November 26, Haiti: Another catastrophe in the making – Luncheon Speaker Series

Haiti is attracting renewed attention by the world’s media, as concerns mount over its converging governance, economic and security crises. How did Haiti get to this point, almost ten years after a catastrophic earthquake in January 2010? Who are the key players and what are their agendas? What scenarios can we envisage over the coming year? Where does Canada fit in that panorama?

October 29, Carbon Tax On Trial – Luncheon Speaker Series

Nathalie is actively engaged in the development of Canadian law and policy. She recently served as pro-bono co-counsel to Canada’s Ecofical Commission at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and the United Chiefs and Council of the Mnidoo Mnising at the Ontario Court of Appeal (with Westaway Law), in the constitutional challenges to the federal carbon price.

Youth Unstoppable – Free Screening

Youth Unstoppable takes us inside the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. Canadian Slater Jewell-Kemker was 15 when she began documenting the untold stories of youth on the front lines of climate change activism, refusing to let their future slip away. Over more than a decade, set against stunning visuals of a planet in crisis, this award-winning film… Read More »

Sarah Bowles

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 »

2019 G78 Annual Policy Conference:

 The focus of Conference 2019 is rising inequality, the pre-eminent threat to economic and social justice, and to democracy, in the 21st century. The conference will aim at deepening our understanding of the international economic forces that propel deepening inequality, particularly global financial markets and neoliberal policies, and will consider international and domestic policies aimed at reversing these trends.

Sarah Bowles