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

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

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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.

By Bill Bhaneja

(Notes for a speech delivered at the “Doing Our Peace” event, September 17, 2011, Providence Renewal Center, Edmonton. The event was organized by Canadian Department of Peace Initiative, Edmonton chapter)

Canadian Department of Peace Initiative (CDPI) is a non-partisan campaign for the establishment of a Department of Peace in the Federal Government. We have always recognized the importance of the Cities of Peace as a key component of the DoP movement. The cities provide a solid foundation for developing a demand and strategic focus for peace building.

It is in this context I would like to comment on Ottawa’s Peace Festival which is now in its fifth year. The two UN International Days of Peace (Sept. 21) and Nonviolence (Oct02) book-end the 12-day festival. This year we will have 25 events by 19 civil society peace organizations and participants, exceeding our goal of one peace event per day.

Read speeach [pdf].