CANADIAN ACTION TOWARD THE ELIMINATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS DEPENDS ON YOU!
Are you concerned about the threat of nuclear weapons use? Biological and chemical weapons are banned. We believe nuclear weapons – threatening thousands of lives and our environment with even a small exchange – should be banned too.
We now have an extremely rare opportunity for progress. President Obama has called for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World and he has the support of many international leaders.
The Government of Canada can speak out at three important events this year:* during the ongoing review of the NATO Strategic Concept (only occurs once every 10 years),
* at the NonProliferation Treaty Review Conference in May (only occurs every 5 years and
* during the G8 Summit.
We ask you to send emails that first welcome Canada’s ongoing support for an effective Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and for the Government’s efforts to improve its effectiveness through important institutional reforms.Then please urge the Government of Canada to:
a) reaffirm Canada’s traditional commitment to a world without nuclear weapons,
b) support the call for an end to nuclear weapons reliance in NATO and the removal of US nuclear weapons in Europe, and
c) support the proposal for preparatory work on a nuclear weapons convention and work on the verification requirements for nuclear disarmament.For a sample letter, you can refer to this one.
Prime Minister Harper at <HarpeS@parl.gc.ca>
Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon <CannoL@parl.gc.ca>
Ambassador to NATO <Robert.McRae@international.gc.ca>
Ambassador for Disarmament c/o <Jonathan.Tan@international.gc.ca>
Email them all in one email: click here
Find your own Member of Parliament: herePrefer to mail your letters?
Letters to the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs can be mailed postage-free to:
House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6.
Letters to the Ambassadors can be mailed to:
Jonathan Tan, Senior Policy Officer | Agent principal des politiques
Non-Proliferation and Disarmament | Direction de la non-prolifération et du désarmement
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0G2
For information on the current Canadian context,
read this article by Doug Roche and Ernie Regehr.
For further information please go to http://www.abolishnuclearweapons.ca
We need at least 5000 letters sent – so please share this with your family and friends. Let’s support the international call for a nuclear weapons-free world!
Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons