Today–June 17, 2022 —
A group of Nanaimo citizens were at the Diana Krall Plaza at noon on Friday to urge Canada to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 86 countries have signed this agreement and 61 have ratified it. Next week from June 21 to 23rd the first meeting of these states takes place in Vienna, Austria.
“Canada needs to have representation at this important meeting even if only as an observer.” says Dyane Brown, representative of the Nanaimo chapter of the Womens’ International League for Peace and Freedom. “With the military build up in Europe, USA and Canada, there is a greater risk of nuclear war.” This Treaty is the first one to completely outlaw nuclear weapons.