On October 29, 2020, WILPF Canada added its name to the list of Canadian public interest groups opposing federal funds for the development of small nuclear reactors, described as “a dirty, dangerous distraction from tackling the climate crisis.” For more on this issue, see https://miningwatch.ca/news/2020/10/20/groups-say-federal-funding-new-nuclear-reactors-dirty-dangerous-distraction-tackling
Dyane Brown, WILPF Nanaimo, has sent the following letter to Trudeau, the Defence minister, the Foreign Affairs minister, and MP Paul Manly. Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, We are very concerned that in the midst of this pandemic that you are considering spending $19 billion on the purchase of 88 combat planes. These fighter jets are incredibly expensive […]
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM (PDT). Please join the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and World Beyond War for our upcoming event with Green MP Paul Manly, NDP MP Leah Proud Lakota Gazan and activist Tamara Lorincz to discuss Canada’s $19 billion fighter jet purchase. Don’t miss! #NoNewFighterJets #Demilitarize #Decarbonize.
In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and following the United Nations lead, Vancouver’s mayor Kennedy Stewart has proclaimed September 21st, 2020 as the International Day of Peace. WILP Canada supports and applauds the City of Vancouver for taking this step.
In response to a request from the German section of WILPF, the following letter was sent on August 8, 2020: As individual members, most of us have supported the BDS movement all along but we are happy to state that we as a section of WILPF endorse it in principle. The annexation of the Palestinian […]
WILPF Canada has endorsed the appeal of Hiroshima survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Setsuko Thurlow to Prime Minister Justin that the Canadian government ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. For the full text of her statement which has been circulated to heads of state across the world, please go to http://www.hiroshimadaycoalition.ca/
Friday morning Wilpfers and others gathered outside the constituency office of Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan to present the following letter: Dear Honourable Harjit Sajjan, We are writing to you on the National Day of Action “Strike for Climate Peace: No New Fighter Jets“ to let you know that we strongly oppose the Canadian government spending […]
WILPF and other groups will be demonstrating outside Defence Minister MP Harjit Sajjan’s office at 6406 Victoria Drive. Please join us at 11:00 am.
“It has been 75 years since the first use of the atomic bomb when the city of Hiroshima was reduced to ashes in 1945. To commemorate this event, for the past eighteen years, we have held a lantern ceremony at dusk,” wrote Dyane Brown from the Nanaimo Branch of WILPF, organizers of the event, in a letter […]
Submission from the Vancouver Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom regarding systemic racism in police departments and the redirection of funds from the Vancouver Police Department on July 2, 2020
To the Mayor, Councillors and Manager: In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, the world watched for nearly 9 minutes the horrific murder of an unarmed African American man by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (May 25,2020). The global response under the banner of Black Lives Matter was swift. There have […]