Expected later this month, it would spark the start of talks next year toward eliminating nuclear weapons.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Foreign Minister Pam Goldsmith-Jones, pictured earlier this year, has dismissed a UN-mandated working-group process as having 'failed to bring the states possessing nuclear weapons to the table.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
EDMONTON—“The General Assembly…decides to convene a United Nations conference in 2017, to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.”
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas
Whereas last year’s budget was largely pitched at women, this year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s final budget is focused on skills training to help older workers and youth adapt to a rapidly changing workforce.