We call on the Government of Canada to hold consultations with civil society on a new independent centre for international peace and security. It is urgently needed to counter think tank policy advice backed by defence industry funding.
What can be more important for the “rules based international order” that Foreign Minister Freeland purports to champion than binding nuclear arms control agreements? Canadian leadership please!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must join with other NATO leaders to ensure that the Trump–Putin Summit in Helsinki, Finland on 16 July is a successful one for arms control and global security.
Canada, having declined participation in U.S. strategic ballistic missile defence, should seek opportunities to promote dialogue on moving from destabilizing great power competition to cooperation.
American BMD (known as GMD) is a costly, destabilizing boondoggle that Canada should continue to avoid.