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800 Recipients of the Order of Canada Call for a Nuclear Weapons Convention. Visit www.nuclearweaponsconvention.ca

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CPG's focus - World peace and promotion of change to advance the cause of peace. Best known for its work on nuclear disarmament, our concern - all causes of global insecurity.

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Nuclear disarmament has always been of central importance to Pugwash. But also - Non-Nuclear Threats to Peace and Security, Institutions for a New World Order, Conflict Resolution, Environment and Global Security, Health, Social and Economic Issues.

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The Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955 was a major step in the nuclear disarmament campaign by prominent members of the scientific community.

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For more than 50 years the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs have been working for the control, reduction, and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.

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In recognition of all its efforts Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, together with President Joseph Rotblat, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.

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Canadian Pugwash is part of the wider international Pugwash movement. Visit the Pugwash International website.

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CPG: A proud tradition started by the 22 eminent scientists, the founding group of Pugwash, who gathered at Thinkers' Lodge in 1957, to discuss the path to nuclear disarmament.

Welcome to Canadian Pugwash Group

Education on global security, in a broad sense, is the mandate of Canadian Pugwash, carried out by sponsoring meetings, workshops and roundtables to foster informed discussion of experts, for the purpose of providing information which can be useful in the formation of government policy.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR, The Star
Jun 21, 2009

Re: How to fight the development NIMBYs, Column, June 19

Christopher Hume quotes Patrick Devine as equating an "enlightened politician" with one who favours growth. The simplest arithmetic will show that the present rate of population growth worldwide (74 million a year) will have to cease eventually, and it is not hard to see that growth of towns will also have to cease. A closer look at these questions suggests that it would be a good idea for all of us if growth started to decline now. The truly enlightened politicians and planners will be those who are thinking about how to reduce the rate of growth, and how to do it so that our descendants can be as prosperous as we are today.

Derek Paul, Toronto