Elizabeth May’s statement in Parliament on the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty
Green Party Parliamentary Leader Elizabeth May used her member’s statement to Parliament on November 3 to support nuclear disarmament.
In her 1-minute statement (the maximum length allowed by Parliamentary process), she called on Canada to sign and ratify the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty, officially called the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
Elizabeth May, Statement by Members, Nov 3, 2020. Runs 1 minute.
“I so hope that our country will step up as we did on the Ottawa landmines process, and stand up against weapons of mass destruction, and sign and ratify [the TPNW], so that Canada can join New Zealand, Costa Rica, and many other countries in standing up for world peace on this 75th anniversary year since [the atomic bombing of] Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” said Elizabeth May.
I so hope that our country will step up as we did on the Ottawa landmines process, and stand up against weapons of mass destruction, and sign and ratify [the TPNW]…Elizabeth May MP
The treaty has been joined by 50 countries and will officially enter into force in January, 2021. May’s Greens joins with others, including the NDP , the Bloc Quebecois, and former Liberal Prime Ministers and cabinet members in supporting Canada signing the treaty.