Ottawa activists convince city hall to join “ban the bomb” efforts
Last month we shared with you a message from peace activists in the nation’s capital who were urging the mayor and council to join the ICAN Cities Appeal. ICAN is the Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
“The motion for the City of Ottawa to join the ICAN Cities Appeal passed unanimously at City Council this afternoon. With thanks to the support of many people and the work of the Ban the Bomb Ottawa team,” said a message delivered to PeaceQuest on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
Here is the resolution:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa is deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world. We firmly believe that our residents have the right to live in a world free from this threat. Any use of nuclear weapons, whether deliberate or accidental, would have catastrophic, far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for people and the environment.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ottawa join with the other Canadian cities who have signed on to the Cities Appeal and support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and call on our governments to sign and ratify it.
- Learn more about the ICAN Cities Appeal and the successful Ottawa campaign, see “Ottawa activists urge city council to help ban the bomb”