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Doug Roche: April 28, "Kosovo and Canada: NATO or the UN?"
The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
invites you to attend a lecture by:
Senator DOUG ROCHE
"Kosovo and Canada: NATO or the UN?"
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 exposes the use of war planes
(including nuclear weapons delivery systems and varieties used to bomb
Yugoslavia) 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
COAT website: http://www.ncf.ca/coat
About Senator Roche
Doug Roche has recently become known to many Canadians as an outspoken
critic of NATO's bombardment of Yugoslavia. Between 1984 and 1989, he was
Canada's Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN. In 1988, he was elected
Chairman of the U.N. Disarmament Committee, the main U.N. body dealing with
political and security issues.
Senator Roche was elected to Parliament four times, serving from
1984 and specializing in development and disarmament. He was appointed to
the Senate in September 1998.
In 1989, he was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of
where he now teaches "War and Peace in the 21st Century?"
Senator Roche is an Officer of the Order of Canada, Chairman of
Pugwash and Chairman of the Middle Powers Initiative, a network of seven
international non-governmental organisations specializing in nuclear
disarmament. He is also a mentor of the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
He is the author of fifteen books, and has contributed chapters to
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
was elected in 1985 as honourary 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
John Paul II presented him with the Papal Medal for his service as Special
Advisor on disarmament and security matters.
For more information on Doug Roche, check out his web page at:
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