anon — February 1984
Edited by Mary Vrantsidis
- InFocus Productions is making a documentary on Canadian military sales and arms production (nuclear and conventional). Any information regarding the manufacture and exportation of military hardware would be greatly appreciated. Contact Bruce Parkinson at 27 Salem Ave., Toronto M6H 3C2, or call 416/xxx-xxxx.
- The court case against the testing of the cruis’e is still under way. On February 14, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the appeal of the anti-cruise groups who brought the case to court. Lawyer Lawrence Greenspon will be joined on this historic occasion by Gordon Henderson, one of Canada’s most distinguished and successful lawyers.
According to James Stark, president of Operation Dismantle, this new development raises a “very considerable cause for optimism.”
Nevertheless, the organisations, led by Operation Dismantle, are hard up for funding. If the Supreme Court rules against them, they will have to pay up to $45,000. in court costs and lawyer’s fees. The Cruise Injunction Defence Fund is presently $20,000 short of that mark. If you can afford to contribute to the Fund, please send your cheques to P.O: Box 3950, Station C, Ottawa K1Y 4J2.
- The recent Winnipeg chapter of Educators for Social Responsibility is looking for new me.mbers. For further information contact: Chris Beckman, 59 Robert Service Bay, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- HELP! The CANDIS Library is missing 40 books, some of which were never signed out, so we can’t track down the borrowers. Please check your bookshelves for the lost books. And while you’re at it, if you have any books you’d like to donate on related peace issues … feel free.
- Regina Coalition is interested in hearing from groups in Western Canada and Western U.S. about a conference to’ take place during U.N. Disarmament Week. Please contact: Regina Coalition for Peace and Disarmament, 2628D Shooter Dr., Regina, Saskatchewan, S4V lEI, or call 306/xxx-xxxx.
- The Dove for Peace Foundation has set up a Canadian Peace Award. It’s similar to the Nobel Peace Prize and it will represent the people of Canada, not, anyone political, ethnic or religious cause. The award will be presented, starting 1985, to any person or group who most actively promotes World Peace. Kevin Doyle, Editor of Maclean’s Magazine, is the Chairman of the Selection Committee. The Foundation is raising money for the award through various fund-raising activities. Help, if you can, to make the Canadian Peace Award a reality. Contact Geoffrey Bennun, – Dove for Peace Foundation, Box 5000, Station F, Toronto; On., M4Y 2T1, 416/967-“DOVE”
- The faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster is putting on a course for doctors and health workers called “Waging Peace..the Physician’s Responsibility in a Nuclear Age.” The meeting will take place March 9th at the Delta Meadowvale Inn in Mississauga. It’s co-sponsored by Physicians for-Nuclear Responsibility. The day will include lecture and discussion. For more information contact the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario.
- Peaceworkers, learn how to speak on the issues effectively. CANDIS is offering a series of workshops on developing public speaking skills and general knowledge. Learn how to make your points clear, how to gauge your audience and how to handle hecklers. The first workshop will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2:00-4:30 pm at the CANDIS office, Bathurst St. United Church, 736 Bathurst St., call xxx-xxxx.
- Want a speaker or would like to use your talents? CANDIS is developing a Speakers List of local people. The List details topics relating to the peace and disarmament issues that are covered, a fee schedule and ability to travel outside of Toronto. Call for a speaker of register yourself, call CANDIS at xxx-xxxx.
- The 1984 edition of the Canadian Peace Listing is now available. It’s a complete and up to date list of more than 500 Canadian organisations working towards peace, disarmament and development from local to international levels. The handy 8.5 by II” size is arranged alphabetically, with addresses, phone numbers and contact names. It only costs $8 in Canada and abroad $8 U.S. (includes shipping). Make a cheque or money order payable to; Canadian Peace Listing, 5851 Durocher, Outremont, Québec, Cda., H2V 3Y5.
- If you live in the City of York, the York Peace Council is looking for your help and support. They need help with their petition asking York to be made a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone, bringing the city in line with Toronto. They sponsor film showings and lots of other peace-related activities. Please come out for more information, contact Jay San vicente at xxx-xxxx.
Additional trials from the Remembrance Week action at Litton:
- Feb. 10 – Dave Barbarash
- Feb. 15 – Len Desroches
- Feb. 17 – Dave Collins
- Feb. 22 – Tom Joyce
- Feb. 24 – Ruth McMurchy
- Feb. 24 – Peter Dundas
For further information, contact CMCP at xxx-xxxx.