Parliament: Question on Canada’s Lack of Participation in UN Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations

On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 in Parliament, Question Period
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Elizabeth May

Mr. Speaker, over the years, Canada has led in UN negotiations to ban biological weapons, ban chemical weapons, ban cluster munitions, and ban landmines. Just last week the organizational meetings began for the next frontier: to ban nuclear weapons. But Canada was not there, while 101 other countries were. I would like to ask if the hon. Prime Minister can assure this House that Canada will play a leading role once again to band with the world to end the threat of nuclear war.

Matt DeCourcey - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, in regard to the concern from my friend, I want to assure her and all Canadians that we are working hard to ensure that our children inherit a world free from nuclear weapons, but that requires real concrete action. That is what Canada is doing for the first time ever. Let me be clear, that it was the first time ever that Canada rallied 177 states to support a resolution calling for a fissile material cut-off treaty. This is genuine and tangible change, and this will help phase out nuclear weapons and allow us to get to a world free from nuclear weapons for our children.

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  • EverettColdwell

    WIth Trump threatening more nukes, I’d like to see the Canadian gov take a look at our uranium exports to those nations that are creating more nukes.

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