Maude Barlow and Steven Staples think a Cabinet decision making a de facto Canadian commitment to NMD may be only a matter of days off.
In a new Straight Goods article, they argue that the issue needs a Parliamentary debate http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature3.cfm?REF=429
Canadians expressed enough disapproval this summer that Paul Martin included a question about missile defence on his website. Even though the wording was loaded to discourage opposition, 35% rejected NMD completely.
Time to write the new Prime Minister and his new Minister of Defence, David Pratt (Bill Graham is still Minister of Foreign Affairs).
[Ed: To send an email fax visit http://www.ceasefire.ca]
Right Hon. Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada;
there is a sample letter at http://www.ceasefire.ca/
Hon. David Pratt, Minister of National Defence;
Hon. Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs;
Hon. Albina Guarnieri, Associate Min. of National Defence,
PS: Last week on the US side of the line, the Council for a Livable World released results from its security survey of Democratic presidential hopefuls. The issue on which they were most sharply divided was missile defence (only Dean and Lieberman supported it). http://www.missilethreat.com/news/20031211030100.html
Right Hon. Paul Martin
Hon. David Pratt
Hon. Bill Graham
Hon. Albina Guarnieri