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On 75th anniversary of Hiroshima, today’s debate should be about continued illegal, immoral possession of nuclear weapons

By Douglas Roche      

If wants Canada to make nuclear disarmament 'among the highest priorities for Canada,' get NATO to work for a world free of nuclear weapons, and sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

The U.S. detonated two nuclear bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan on Aug. 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, killing between 129,000 and 226,000 people. We should stop talking about past culpability and concentrate on present responsibility. The debate is a diversion we cannot afford, writes Doug Roche. Photographs courtesy of Commons Wikipedia

EDMONTON—Did the United States commit a war crime in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945? And a second war crime in a similar bombing of Nagasaki three days later? Was Canada complicit in such crimes because it participated in the Manhattan Project, which invented the atomic bomb?

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One hopeful Tory candidate wants the Ottawa-Beijing relationship on the ballot

News|By Neil Moss
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News|By Neil Moss
Chinese Ambassador Cong Peiwu told reporters on Oct. 15 a parliamentary recognition that the Chinese government is committing genocide against the Uyghurs would be met with a 'strong reaction.'

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News|By Beatrice Paez 6:28 AM ET
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MPs pass Conservative motion to initiate expansive committee study on feds’ pandemic response, despite Liberals’ objections

News|By Palak Mangat
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