Jan 222021
 
Citizens sign UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
CFSC (Quakers) peace work

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons became law today and multiple groups are planning events and actions to celebrate! Find details here: https://worldbeyondwar.org/122canada/

We joined hundreds of organizations and individuals in taking out a multi-page ad in the Hill Times. The ad explains that Canada did not take part in negotiating the Treaty and has since refused to sign or ratify it. The ad concludes:

The undersigned, therefore, respectfully call upon the Government of Canada to have Parliament debate the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and to allow the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to hold public hearings on the Treaty and on Canada’s role in advancing global nuclear disarmament.

Citizens sign UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Because their government failed to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, individual Canadians got together in many parts of the country and did so themselves. This photo is from Toronto, 2017.