The Trump global wrecking ball is in over-drive. Canada must redouble its diplomatic efforts to increase global cooperation with the overwhelming majority of nations who also reject American unilateralism.
It is time to align our scientific, economic, diplomatic and political resources to address the health, climate and nuclear dangers that threaten us all.
As the Trump administration turns its back on the Ottawa Treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, we call on the Government of Canada to redouble its support for the stigmatization any use of these indiscriminate weapons and to increase its funding for vital demining activities.
The upcoming NATO Summit is expected to establish an expert group to study the future of the Alliance, providing a golden opportunity for Canada to ensure nuclear arms control and reduced reliance on nuclear weapons are part of the group’s remit.
Despite increasing nuclear tensions and instability, the Government of Canada continues to ignore calls for renewed engagement and leadership on nuclear disarmament.
We call on the Canadian government to re-invigorate dialogue with Iran, prioritize support for the INF Treaty and ensure prompt accession to the global Arms Trade Treaty.