Our Ceasefire.ca blog is dedicated to Murray Thomson (1922-2019) — an extraordinary Canadian whose tireless work for a just and peaceful world, free of the scourge of nuclear weapons, continued well into his 96th year. Rest in peace, dear Murray.
We are in pre-election planning mode. Join us in our urgent effort to energize and mobilize progressives in all the federal parties to develop strong, innovative peacebuilding platforms.
To avert another all-out war in Libya, it is the duty of western countries, including Canada, to ensure strict enforcement of the UN arms embargo and provide full support for the Libya peace process.
It’s not too soon to start thinking about the upcoming federal election. We are working hard to ensure there will be vigorous debate of Canada’s new arms export policy, the lack of leadership on nuclear disarmament and the need to do much, much more in support of UN peacekeeping.
Germany has extended its ban on weapons to Saudi Arabia for another six months. It will take a Trump veto to override the action of the USA Congress to end that country’s role in the Yemen war. When will Canada finally do what is right?
In our Open Letter to the Prime Minister, civil society calls for an end to Canada’s unconscionable support for illegal, coercive measures against Venezuela in favour of impartial conflict resolution.