January 25, 2020
1200 to 2pm at Diane Krall Plaza
PLEASE PRINT OUT PDF ON BOTH SIDES –INFORMATION ON BACK TO SEND OR EMAIL TO.
The UN adopted the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons on July 7, 2017, and the Treaty opened for signing on September 21st. Nuclear Weapons states and NATO members, including Canada, have not signed. Yet. Read the full Treaty here: http://www.icanw.org/treaty-on-the-prohibition-of-nuclear-weapons
Article 1 of Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons
1. Each State Party undertakes never under any circumstances to:
(a) Develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.
(b) Transfer to any recipient whatsoever nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or explosive devices directly or indirectly;
(c) Receive the transfer of or control over nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices directly or indirectly;
(d) Use or threaten to use nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;
(e) Assist, encourage or induce, in any way, anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;
(f) Seek or receive any assistance, in any way, from anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;
(g) Allow any stationing, installation or deployment of an nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices in its territory or at any place under its jurisdiction or control.
October 6th, 2017: the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) which is a coalition of over 433 peace and disarmament groups, won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in bringing about the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons at the UN. We are part of ICAN as members of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and the Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network.
Sign-On Campaign: Sign the Ban Treaty as a citizen
Copy the Sign-On sheet and get 20 names and signatures.
Drop off completed sheets to 410 Superior St., Victoria
or scan or photograph them and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for printing. Then destroy your original to avoid duplication.
We will take the papers to Ottawa in the spring to show that thousands of Canadian citizens support the Treaty.
Other actions: ceasefire.ca has a Declaration of Conscience you can sign online to tell the Government to sign the Treaty.