International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War was formed in 1980 and is committed to the abolition of nuclear weapons, prevention of war, the promotion of non-violent means of conflict resolution and social justice in a sustainable world.

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Physicians for Global Survival (PGS): PGS, a charitable organization formed in 1980, is the Canadian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which is the only international medical organization dedicated to preventing nuclear war. PGS recognizes that the catastrophic health and environmental consequences of a nuclear war are at the

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Physicians for Global Survival (PGS): PGS, a charitable organization formed in 1980, is the Canadian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which is the only international medical organization dedicated to preventing nuclear war. PGS recognizes that the catastrophic health and environmental consequences of a nuclear war are at the

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IPPNWC is excited to welcome our new 2021 cohort of summer interns — welcome to our team Zoe, Rooj, Shubh, and Avinash! ...
06/28/2021

IPPNWC is excited to welcome our new 2021 cohort of summer interns — welcome to our team Zoe, Rooj, Shubh, and Avinash! We are so excited to work with you this summer and are looking forward to seeing what you'll bring to IPPNWC!

IPPNWC is excited to welcome our new 2021 cohort of summer interns — welcome to our team Zoe, Rooj, Shubh, and Avinash! We are so excited to work with you this summer and are looking forward to seeing what you'll bring to IPPNWC!

IPPNW made significant overtures to Presidents Biden and Putin. We are pleased to see some of our language and tone inco...
06/17/2021
IPPNW on Twitter

IPPNW made significant overtures to Presidents Biden and Putin. We are pleased to see some of our language and tone incorporated in their recent statements.

“Congratulations to @POTUS and @KremlinRussia_E in their joint statement committing to "bilateral...dialogue...that will be deliberate and robust" and reaffirming "the principle that nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought." https://t.co/6KowUPbnlf”

Important Message on Biden-Putin Summit | Global Security Institute
06/13/2021
Important Message on Biden-Putin Summit | Global Security Institute

Important Message on Biden-Putin Summit | Global Security Institute

Important Message on Biden-Putin Summit Jun 12, 2021 | Newsletter, Features, GSI features From GSI President Jonathan Granoff and Global Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) Alyn Ware: Dear Friends, Legislators from a mix of nuclear armed, nuclear allied...

IPPNW Canada strongly supports this letter. No First Use of nuclear weapons would be a significant advance for global pu...
06/13/2021
Important Message on Biden-Putin Summit | Global Security Institute

IPPNW Canada strongly supports this letter. No First Use of nuclear weapons would be a significant advance for global public health.

Important Message on Biden-Putin Summit Jun 12, 2021 | Newsletter, Features, GSI features From GSI President Jonathan Granoff and Global Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) Alyn Ware: Dear Friends, Legislators from a mix of nuclear armed, nuclear allied...

Today is the last day to apply to be an IPPWNC Intern! Learn about nuclear weapons, develop relationships with mentors, ...
06/10/2021
Intern with IPPNWC Summer 2021! — IPPNW Canada

Today is the last day to apply to be an IPPWNC Intern! Learn about nuclear weapons, develop relationships with mentors, and pursue a self-directed project! Contact [email protected] for more information or if you have any questions! https://www.ippnwcanada.ca/archive/intern-with-ippnwc-summer-2021

Apply now for a chance to work with a Nobel Peace Prize Affiliate. Open to all Canadian high school and undergraduate students, apply by June 10th, 2021. Link to apply here: https://forms.gle/U6d2D6EUKtPwJGkY8 For more details, email [email protected]

Calling all Canadian high school and undergraduate students! You have until June 10th to apply to IPPNWC's Summer Intern...
06/06/2021
Intern with IPPNWC Summer 2021! — IPPNW Canada

Calling all Canadian high school and undergraduate students! You have until June 10th to apply to IPPNWC's Summer Internship and work with a Nobel Peace Prize Affiliate organization! Find more information linked here.

Apply now for a chance to work with a Nobel Peace Prize Affiliate. Open to all Canadian high school and undergraduate students, apply by June 10th, 2021. Link to apply here: https://forms.gle/U6d2D6EUKtPwJGkY8 For more details, email [email protected]

06/05/2021
Invest in climate change not nuclear weapons

The contamination of land with radioactive waste has numerous negative health affects. Physicians must stand up against any potential nuclear catastrophe as well as the ones occurring today

Global threats to our health and well being  such as nuclear weapons, the climate crisis and pandemics can only be addre...
06/04/2021
Gender Equality as a Driver of Human Prosperity - Global Governance Forum

Global threats to our health and well being such as nuclear weapons, the climate crisis and pandemics can only be addressed through global co-operation and collective action. This is a team sport, and the Global Governance Forum levels the playing field...check it out. Also check out Dr Mary-Wynne Ashford's course on Global Governance called a "Just Global Order". The first series was a resounding success and will be offered again in September

In a broad ranging discussion Amanda Ellis discusses the progress made over the past quarter century in achieving greater gender equality and why empowering women is the key to a more secure and prosperous world.

Looking to get involved this summer with IPPNWC? Are you a high school or undergraduate student in Canada? Apply today t...
05/30/2021
Intern with IPPNWC Summer 2021! — IPPNW Canada

Looking to get involved this summer with IPPNWC? Are you a high school or undergraduate student in Canada? Apply today to the IPPNWC Summer 2021 Internship Program! Learn about nuclear weapons and the health perspectives of disarmament while developing an independent project! Apply by June 10th using the link on our website or contact [email protected] for more information!
https://www.ippnwcanada.ca/archive/intern-with-ippnwc-summer-2021

Apply now for a chance to work with a Nobel Peace Prize Affiliate. Open to all Canadian high school and undergraduate students, apply by June 10th, 2021. Link to apply here: https://forms.gle/U6d2D6EUKtPwJGkY8 For more details, email [email protected]

NEW INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY! Apply now for a chance to work with a Nobel Peace Prize Affiliate. Open to all high school a...
05/18/2021

NEW INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY! Apply now for a chance to work with a Nobel Peace Prize Affiliate. Open to all high school and undergraduate students, apply by June 10th, Link here:https://forms.gle/U6d2D6EUKtPwJGkY8 for more details email [email protected]

IPPNWC is Hiring this summer! We are pairing with the Canada Youth Summer Jobs Program to take on an Administrative Assi...
05/18/2021

IPPNWC is Hiring this summer! We are pairing with the Canada Youth Summer Jobs Program to take on an Administrative Assistant this summer. The application is due by May 25th, https://forms.gle/XwGgHxVydhHebzf59. Please share widely and encourage any eligible and qualified students/ young professionals to apply. Applicants must be Canadian Citizens under 30.

This is another threat to the public health of Canadians. Billions of dollars are to be wasted on fighter jets -can thes...
05/18/2021

This is another threat to the public health of Canadians. Billions of dollars are to be wasted on fighter jets -can these war machines defend us against the next pandemic? Not!

We fixed your ad for you Lockheed Martin. You're welcome.

Help us stop Canada from wasting $19 billion for 88 new carbon-intensive combat aircraft that only enriches U.S. weapons companies. Let's invest in the care economy not the war economy. We need 1000 signatures. Sign the parliamentary petition now (deadline is June 18): https://bit.ly/2Ru5szS #NoNewFighterJets

#NoNewFighterJets >>www.nofighterjets.ca

IPPNW Canada strongly supports non-violence in addressing all forms of conflict. This statement from the Middle East Tre...
05/14/2021

IPPNW Canada strongly supports non-violence in addressing all forms of conflict. This statement from the Middle East Treaty Organization reflects our approach, especially in its call for the abolition of all weapons of mass destruction.

As doctors, we know there is no logical opposition to the abolishment of nuclear weapons. Stats like this make it clear ...
05/07/2021

As doctors, we know there is no logical opposition to the abolishment of nuclear weapons. Stats like this make it clear that the TPNW is a treaty of necessity, not choice.

Did you know an infant born today is unlikely to live out their natural lives without seeing a nuclear war?

The UN has said that the risk of nuclear weapons use is at an all time high, and calculations in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists estimated just what that risk looks like: https://thebulletin.org/2021/03/an-existential-discussion-what-is-the-probability-of-nuclear-war/

The reality is any risk of nuclear war is too high, we simply can't risk one. We need to act now to eliminate nuclear weapons. And the treaty to do so has entered into force.

So get your parliamentarians, state leaders to join the #nuclear ban treaty: https://jointheban.icanw.org/

04/26/2021

Paul Meyer comments on the recent poll in Policy Options. Why is the Canadian Government tone deaf to the voices of Canadians calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons??

While most Canadians are aware of the massive destructive power of nuclear weapons, they are rarely asked their opinion about them. Earlier this month, a Nanos poll provided the responses of 1,000 Canadians to a set of nine questions on the theme of nuclear disarmament. The clear preference of 80 per cent of those surveyed was that the world should work to eliminate nuclear weapons.This sentiment could be seen as merely an abstract aspirational goal, but the poll also addressed levels of support for the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) which entered into force this January. Overall, 74 per cent of those polled expressed support for Canada adhering to this treaty. This support is at odds with the Canadian government’s current rejection of the TPNW, which it has argued is ineffective and contrary to NATO policies. Still, the polling numbers suggest the public is supportive of a nuclear weapons ban of some sort, regardless of the government’s concerns.Popular support for the TPNW didn’t fade even when respondents were presented with a scenario of U.S. opposition to Canada embracing the treaty. When asked if “Canada should join the UN TPNW, even if, as a member of NATO, it might come under pressure from the U.S. not to do so,” 73 per cent still agreed or somewhat agreed with Canadian adherence to the treaty.The support for the elimination of nuclear weapons through a treaty arrangement appeared informed by a widespread recognition among those surveyed that there was no adequate response possible if a nuclear war was unleashed. Eighty-five per cent of those polled agreed or somewhat agreed that “no government, health system or aid organization could respond to the devastation caused by nuclear weapons, and humanity’s only hope is through the elimination of nuclear weapons.”The results suggest that Canadians look to Parliament to take up the question of nuclear disarmament and the negative official stance towards the TPNW. Seventy-six per cent agreed or somewhat agreed that the House of Commons should have committee hearings and should debate Canada’s position on nuclear disarmament. While there have already been petitions and calls from civil society, church groups and some opposition parties for the Commons to hold such hearings, none has been organized. The impression is left that the government is aware that its position on nuclear disarmament is on shaky ground and it seeks to avoid having to defend it in Parliament.Whether the positions of political parties on foreign policy issues such as nuclear disarmament have much influence on voting intentions is a question that has long interested political observers and operators alike. Here the poll results are more nuanced, but a full 50 per cent responded that they would be more likely or somewhat more likely to support a political party that favoured Canada’s adherence to the Beyond political action, citizens as consumers of financial services also have some clout over policies of concern to them. Several civil society groups in Europe and elsewhere have initiated “disinvestment” campaigns with respect to the nuclear weapons complex. The Nanos poll indicated that 71 per cent of those surveyed agreed or somewhat agreed with withdrawing money from any investment or financial institution if it was known that funds were being invested in nuclear weapons-related activities. Although beyond the scope of the present poll, it would be interesting to know how many of those expressing this opinion would follow up with their financial advisor next time they review their investment portfolios.As for regional variations in the results, there was greater “pro-disarmament” sentiment in Quebec and Atlantic Canada in comparison with the Prairie provinces. Ontario and B.C. aligned closer to the views of Eastern Canada. Gender differentiation varied among the nine questions posed, but women were slightly more supportive than men for the “pro-disarmament” options. Age did not introduce a large variance in the responses, with the youth element (18-34) generally being more supportive of disarmament positions, with a slight drop in the next band (35-54) before bouncing back up in the 55-plus age bracket.These results suggest the government is out of step with the views of a large majority of Canadians when it comes to issues of nuclear disarmament. Having rejected the TPNW upon its adoption in July 2017 – and indeed having boycotted the negotiations that produced it (a dubious tactic for an avowed multilateralist like Canada) – the government has little to show for its rhetorical support for nuclear disarmament.The “step-by-step” approach to disarmament it espouses has not made any perceptible progress in recent years, while the current direction of multilateral arms control and disarmament is heading backwards. The misalignment between the government and the public when it comes to nuclear disarmament will be on display during the upcoming 10th Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons slated to be held this August after being postponed from the spring of 2010. What was to be a celebration of the NPT’s 50th anniversary is now under a dark cloud as multi-billion-dollar nuclear modernization is under way in all the nuclear weapon states accompanied by nuclear sabre-rattling and the dismantling of arms control frameworks.All this suggests that the NPT’s nuclear-disarmament obligation is being honoured more in the breach rather than in the observance. The Canadian government may want to demonstrate that it is not tone deaf with respect to popular opinion on the nuclear disarmament file. One conciliatory step would be to initiate a committee hearing in the House on its nuclear disarmament policy. Another would be to agree to attend as an observer the first meeting of states parties to the TPNW due to be held next January. These steps would be cost-free to the government and would go some way to bring its policies closer to the views held by a super majority of its citizens. This article first appeared on Policy Options and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.

04/18/2021
Last Wednesday Dr. Tilman Ruff joined the IPPNW Canada Active Members in discussing the current threats of nuclear winte...
04/16/2021
Meeting with Dr. Tilman Ruff: Freeing the World from the Worst Weapons — IPPNW Canada

Last Wednesday Dr. Tilman Ruff joined the IPPNW Canada Active Members in discussing the current threats of nuclear winter and catastrophe as well as the developments of the TPNW and much more! Check out the recording on our website linked below!

On Wednesday April 14, IPPNW Canada welcomed Dr. Tilman Ruff to our Monthly Active Members Meeting to discuss the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, health perspectives on disarmament, and the current risks of nuclear and environmental catastrophe. Dr. Tilman Ruff is an Associate Profes

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We must work to get Canada to sign the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
awaiting an answer to my email sent on 8/16/17. HRShibata
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Joyful news from the UN. PGS needs support to carry on the work until all nuclear weapons are abolished and conflicts are solved by peaceful means.Barbara
Tomorrow a new nuclear weapons ban treaty will be signed. Canada was absent from the table - first because Harper wouldn't do anything that the US would dislike and now because Trudeau is afraid of stepping on US and trumptydumpty toes. Shame on Canada.