MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE: Accelerating the Transition to a Post-Carbon World

The conference will examine questions such as:
• The complex context of the Climate Challenge, nationally and internationally, and the policy framework required to address it.
• The leadership needed to promote global cooperation in addressing the Climate Crisis in a timely manner.
• Creating coherence between green public policies and related socio-economic policies such as military and trade agreements.

Film Screening: Anote’s Ark (2017)

What if your country was swallowed by the sea?
The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise.

Sarah Bowles

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 »

Fifty Years and Counting: Is the Israeli Occupation Sustainable?

WHEN: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: Knox Presbyterian Church – 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, ON   The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory is currently the longest in the world, at 50 years and counting. The Israeli settlement population continues to grow faster than the Israeli population, annexation legislation is being debated… 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 »

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 »

Science for Peace Conference: How to Save the World in a Hurry

Science for Peace invites you to attend the upcoming forum: “How to Save the World in a Hurry”   WHEN: Wednesday & Thursday, May 30 and 31, 2018 WHERE: Room 140-University College, 15 Kings College Circle, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON TICKETS: General registration $100, Students & Unwaged $40 * Register now through Eventbrite All participants will have an… 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