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Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in General News

VOW’s 12 Top Peace Priorities (2015-2016)

  1. Stop Canada’s bombing of Syria and Iraq and withdraw our troops from the Ukraine


  1. Open our borders to more refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq


  1. Sign and ratify the Arms Trade Treaty


  1. Cancel the $15 billion General Dynamics Canada contract to send weapons to Saudi Arabia and instead invest in a strategy for green jobs and renewable energy


  1. Stop the secretive $26 billion Canadian Surface Combatant program and instead build affordable housing and public transportation across the country


  1. Reduce military spending and redirect funds to social and environmental needs


  1. Implement the recommendations of the External Review into Sexual Misconduct and Harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces


  1. Launch a public inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women and girls and create a national strategy to end gender-based violence


  1. Hold a public inquiry into Canada’s complicity in the torture of Afghan detainees


  1. Convene public consultations for a green paper on national defence and security and on the establishment of a Department of Peace


  1. 1 Advance the United Nations’ Security Council agenda on Women, Peace & Security


  1. Show leadership in nuclear disarmament and host an international meeting on the proposed UN Nuclear Weapons Convention to abolish these weapons of mass destruction