This result is a significant step forward for the campaign Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, endorsed by 730 members of the Order of Canada and led by Murray Thomson, O.C., Douglas Roche, O.C. and John Polanyi, C.C.
Media Comment on the Motion
Douglas Roche, December 15, 2010, in the Embassy, under the headline NON-PROLIFERATION MEETS NON-PARTISANSHIP, points out that " Though the motion is not binding on the government, it is evident that the Cabinet cannot dismiss the expressed view of both the House of Commons and the Senate, backed by 535 members of the Order of Canada, which by definition is composed of Canada’s most prestigious citizens." He describes the inside story of the steps that led to the motion.
Ernie Regehr, December 10, 2010 writing in Disarming Conflict calls the motion "an extraordinary show of unity"