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.