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Anti-Nuke Weapons talk by Doug Roche Apr 28
The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
invites you to attend a lecture by:
one of the world's leading, anti-nuclear weapons activists
"The Middle Powers Initiative
and the Nuclear Weapons Abolition Movement"
on Wednesday, April 28, 1999 (7:30 p.m.)
at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa
(30 Cleary Ave.)
There will also be a showing of COAT's documentary:
"Mothers' Day at the War Show"
This documentary (narrated by Ottawa's former Mayor, Marion
Dewar) exposes the use of war planes, including nuclear weapons
delivery systems, as sources of family fun at air shows.
Organised by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
and the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa
For more information, contact COAT: 231-3076
Background on Doug Roche:
Doug Roche was appointed to the Senate in September 1998. He was
Canada's Ambassador for Disarmament from 1984 to 1989 and was
elected Chairman of the U.N. Disarmament Committee, the main U.N.
body dealing with political and security issues in 1988.
Senator Roche was elected to Parliament four times, serving
from 1972 to 1984 and specialising in development and disarmament.
In 1989, he was appointed Visiting Professor at the
University of Alberta, where he teaches "War and Peace in the 21st
Senator Roche is an Officer of the Order of Canada,
Chairman of Canadian Pugwash and Chairman of the Middle Powers
Initiative, a network of seven international non-governmental
organisations specialising in nuclear disarmament. He is also a
mentor of the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT).
He is the author of fifteen books, and has contributed
chapters to eight more. His latest is "The Ultimate Evil: The
Moral Case Against Nuclear Weapons" (Lorimer, October 1997).
Senator Roche has served as president of the U.N.
Association in Canada and was elected in 1985 as honorary
president of the World Federation of U.N. Associations, the first
Canadian to receive this honour. He was the chairman of the
Canadian Committee for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the U.N. in
1995. He was the founding president of Parliamentarians for
Global Action, an international network of 1,200 parliamentarians
in 82 countries.
In 1995, he received the U.N. Association's Medal of Honour.
In 1995, Pope John Paul II presented him with the Papal Medal for
his service as Special Advisor on disarmament and security
For more information on Doug Roche, check out his web page at:
For more info. on the lecture by Doug Roche on Wednesday, April 28,
contact COAT at 613-231-3076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Sanders, Coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
COAT, 489 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 3N7
Tel: (613) 231-3076 Fax (613) 231-2614
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