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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.

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

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

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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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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.

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.

Good News Service

  1. Canada on the wrong side of the anti-nuke movement
  2. General Lee Butler: from Cold Warrior to Outspoken Disarmer
  3. What You can do today: Let your views be known by phone to: Global Affairs Canada. Ask to speak with Chrystia Freeland, Foreign Affairs Minister. 613.992.5234
  4. The 81-year-old woman inspiring a nation to recycle
  5. 110 recipients of the Order of Canada called on the Prime Minister to support UN negotiations to rid the world of nuclear weapons
  6. Afghanistan authorities make progress in fight against corruption
  7. UN Women's Executive Board visits Women's work in Rural India
  8. Mexican Senate approves new law on disappearances of women
  9. RWANU helps Ugandan women grab life by the horns
  10. Iranian President Rohani Wins Re-election in a Landslide - a Blow to Hardliners

Download issue #50 here (pdf)

  1. Ottawa, March 14/17 Malala Yousafzi's speech to Canada's Parliament wasn't just moving; it was also funny
  2. International Criminal Court provides redress for victims of violations of their human rights
  3. Small Farmers Aided by Back Yard Communities project in Mozambique
  4. UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development active in Cambodia
  5. UNESCO Leadership Training is designed by Earth Charter International
  6. Climate Change resistance linked to food security in rural areas
  7. Up to 24 million small farmers helped to access water for their crops in Indonesia
  8. Owls Build Bridges to Peace
  9. Turning Ashes into Accommodations
  10. The link between agriculture and peace

Download issue #49 here (pdf)

10 Good News Stories published by Murray Thomson, O.C. [Good News Service #48]

  1. UN votes to outlaw nuclear weapons in 2017
  2.  AVAAZ : Attracts attention for more than 100 actions  on climate change, protecting wild-life, supporting refugees and saving the oceans.
  3. UN Manual seeks to protect Indigenous People from unwanted interventions on their lands and territories
  4. IFAD supports dairy farmers in Rwanda, and rural employment in conflict areas in Peru
  5. UN seeks to strengthen international humanitarian law
  6. Fix it! (…which begins with a confession from co-editor Randy)
  7. A swords into ploughshares story
  8. First Nations on the front lines
  9. Engaging the corporate world
  10. What about in Canada?

The Good News Service is created by Murray Thomson, a long time member of Canadian Pugwash, now serving on the Executive Committee. He is also a major contributor to the Canadian's for a Nuclear Weapons Convention initiative:

The Order of Canada is the country’s highest civilian honour and is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system. It recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Five hundred and fifty-two recipients of the Order of Canada have joined an initiative led by John Polanyi, C.C., Douglas Roche, O.C., and Murray Thomson, O.C., calling for international negotiations to achieve a Nuclear Weapons Convention – a verifiable treaty on the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.

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