Tag Archives: Earl Turcotte

Pathways to peace in Ukraine, cluster munitions & BMD updates; RI summer recess begins

Even as NATO misleads again on Ukraine’s membership, informal diplomatic efforts begin to prepare the way for ceasefire and follow on negotiations toward peace in Ukraine. We also look at changes needed to Canada’s domestic legislation banning cluster munitions and consider a powerful argument for arms control, not missile defences, to curb nuclear and conventional […]

Israeli war crimes, Ukraine and cluster munitions, GAC-CSO consults and more

Today we examine the Israeli assaults on Jenin Refugee Camp, reflect further on the possible American endgame in Ukraine, as well as its highly controversial decision to supply that country with massive quantities of cluster munitions, and end with a brief note on the first GAC-CSO consultations on non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament, since before […]

Respected Canadian negotiator removed from disarmament talks, resigns

Respected Canadian disarmament negotiator Earl Turcotte has been removed from his post following American complaints that his stance on the international Convention on Cluster Munitions was too aggressive.¬†Turcotte has since informed his colleagues that he will be resigning from the Department of Foreign Affairs in order to independently advocate for the Convention, which he helped […]