War and preparations for war are a major direct cause of environmental damage. The attempts that wealthy countries like the United States make to access oil deposits in developing countries by using advanced technology to make exploratory digs lead to violent incursions and violations of human rights and fundamental laws. The result is to encourage these […]
January 22 is the monumental day when nuclear weapons become illegal worldwide as the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force. Of course, Canada, however, has refused to join other countries that have decided to sign the treaty and be part of this monumental event. This is the time to act and […]
On November 9, 2020 WILPF Canada submitted the following statement in response to the call from Global Affairs Canada to contribute to a dialogue on Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Canada Section We, the members of WILPF Canada, applaud the Government of Canada for adopting a feminist approach to […]
On October 29, 2020, WILPF Canada added its name to the list of Canadian public interest groups opposing federal funds for the development of small nuclear reactors, described as “a dirty, dangerous distraction from tackling the climate crisis.” For more on this issue, see https://miningwatch.ca/news/2020/10/20/groups-say-federal-funding-new-nuclear-reactors-dirty-dangerous-distraction-tackling
Dyane Brown, WILPF Nanaimo, has sent the following letter to Trudeau, the Defence minister, the Foreign Affairs minister, and MP Paul Manly. Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, We are very concerned that in the midst of this pandemic that you are considering spending $19 billion on the purchase of 88 combat planes. These fighter jets are incredibly expensive […]
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM (PDT). Please join the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and World Beyond War for our upcoming event with Green MP Paul Manly, NDP MP Leah Proud Lakota Gazan and activist Tamara Lorincz to discuss Canada’s $19 billion fighter jet purchase. Don’t miss! #NoNewFighterJets #Demilitarize #Decarbonize.
No to the purchase of fighter jets! Wilpfers demonstrate outside Defense Minister Harjit Sajjin’s office.
On October 2nd, 2020, Ellen Woodsworth and other Wipfers demonstrated outside Defense Minister Harjit Sajjin’s office, as part of a Pan-Canadian Day of Action. Ellen read a letter to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in front of his (empty) constituency office in Vancouver Friday noon, protesting Canada’s federal government plans to purchase 88 fighter jets at […]
In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and following the United Nations lead, Vancouver’s mayor Kennedy Stewart has proclaimed September 21st, 2020 as the International Day of Peace. WILP Canada supports and applauds the City of Vancouver for taking this step.
In response to a request from the German section of WILPF, the following letter was sent on August 8, 2020: As individual members, most of us have supported the BDS movement all along but we are happy to state that we as a section of WILPF endorse it in principle. The annexation of the Palestinian […]
WILPF Canada has endorsed the appeal of Hiroshima survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Setsuko Thurlow to Prime Minister Justin that the Canadian government ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. For the full text of her statement which has been circulated to heads of state across the world, please go to http://www.hiroshimadaycoalition.ca/