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

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.

On April 9, 2010,  Canadian Nobel Laureate John Polanyi, along with Senator Douglas Roche (ret.) and Murray Thomson met with Prime Minister Harper to discuss President Obama's summit and Canada's position on nuclear disarmament. The delegation (all members of Canadian Pugwash) presented Mr. Harper with a statement signed by more than 500 recipients of the Order of Canada, urging his government's support for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, or treaty, to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Press of the Prime Minister’s attendance at the President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit featured quotes and interviews with both Polanyi and Roche.

[see Toronto Star article with quote from John Polanyi]  [See CBC News, quoting Douglas Roche and Trevor Findlay] [see Toronto Star, 'Audacious' nuke plan].

CTV headlined the story:-  Canada to return spent uranium to the U.S.: Harper, and included an interview with Douglas Roche.  CBC evening news video included an interview with John Polanyi.

[watch video at CTV news] [or Polanyi on CBC and Roche on CTV at ceasefire.ca]