Archive for December, 2007

Where’s Canada’s leadership on banning cluster bombs?

December 6, 2007


Where’s Canada’s leadership on banning cluster bombs?

Ceasefire.ca founder, Steve Staples, with Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Jody Williams.  Join them in calling for Canadian leadership to create a ban on cluster bombs.

Dear Ceasefire.ca Supporter,

Ten years ago, Canada was instrumental in creating the Ottawa Treaty, which produced a ban on anti-personnel mines. Today, we need to pressure Prime Minister Harper and his Conservative government to position Canada as a leader in the movement to ban cluster bombs.

Jody Williams, Chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in bringing about the landmine ban, was in Ottawa this past week, and was very vocal about her disappointment in Canada’s inaction on cluster bombs. In a press conference that the Nobel Women’s Initiative held last week on Parliament Hill, Ms. Williams stressed the importance of Canadian leadership in resolving the issue of cluster bombs and other global affairs. We recorded and uploaded video of this press conference; you can view Part 1 and Part 2.

If you haven’t done so already, please join me and other Ceasefire.ca activists in sending a letter to Stephen Harper, urging him to add Canada’s name to the list of countries that are leading efforts to ban cluster bombs.

Best wishes,

   

December 6, 2007 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Help us get the word out!

December 4, 2007

Help us get the word out!

Dear Ceasefire.ca Supporter ,

Ceasefire.ca plays a crucial role in many campaigns, including preventing Canada from joining George W. Bush’s “Star Wars” missile defence program. This important work could not be done without the help of our supporters.

Ceasefire.ca needs your help to sign up new activists. We are making available Ceasefire.ca Gear; which include sign-up cards and pins that can be handed out to friends and family. Each completed sign-up card you send back to us is an additional person who will join us in taking action on key issues facing our country.

Please order your free Ceasefire.ca Gear, which includes 25 sign-up cards and 3 pins today!

Best wishes,

   

December 4, 2007 at 11:53 am Leave a comment


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