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Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | April 15, 2024
Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks with reporters in the West Block on May 9, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | April 15, 2024
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | April 15, 2024
Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks with reporters in the West Block on May 9, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 25, 2024
NDP MP Heather McPherson, pictured on the Hill, said of her motion which was passed by the House on March 18: 'Thanks to our motion, Canada is the first G7 country to stop sending weapons to [Israel's] extremist government.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 25, 2024
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 25, 2024
NDP MP Heather McPherson, pictured on the Hill, said of her motion which was passed by the House on March 18: 'Thanks to our motion, Canada is the first G7 country to stop sending weapons to [Israel's] extremist government.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 4, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waits outside of West Block for King Abdullah II of Jordan on Feb. 14, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 4, 2024
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 4, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waits outside of West Block for King Abdullah II of Jordan on Feb. 14, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 29, 2024
J. Robert Oppenheimer, third from left, at the ground zero site of the Trinity nuclear test in 1945. Canada continues to hold that adherence to NATO’s nuclear weapons policies is more important than a forthright stand against the possession of nuclear weapons, writes Douglas Roche. Wikimedia Commons/United States Army Signal Corps
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 29, 2024
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 29, 2024
J. Robert Oppenheimer, third from left, at the ground zero site of the Trinity nuclear test in 1945. Canada continues to hold that adherence to NATO’s nuclear weapons policies is more important than a forthright stand against the possession of nuclear weapons, writes Douglas Roche. Wikimedia Commons/United States Army Signal Corps
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | December 4, 2023
Non-affiliated Senator Marilou McPhedran, left, Jennifer Simons, president of The Simons Foundation, NDP MP Don Davies, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and NDP MP Heather McPherson at the UN in New York City last week. Photograph courtesy of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | December 4, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | December 4, 2023
Non-affiliated Senator Marilou McPhedran, left, Jennifer Simons, president of The Simons Foundation, NDP MP Don Davies, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and NDP MP Heather McPherson at the UN in New York City last week. Photograph courtesy of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | November 16, 2023
U.S. president John F. Kennedy, pictured in 1962, throwing the season's first pitch at the baseball stadium in Washington, D.C. Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963. On the 60th anniversary of his assassination, Kennedy's greatest lesson—that humanity can build a world of peace—is lost amid the flotsam of today's political wreckage. Photograph courtesy of the U.S. National Archives via Picryl.com
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | November 16, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | November 16, 2023
U.S. president John F. Kennedy, pictured in 1962, throwing the season's first pitch at the baseball stadium in Washington, D.C. Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963. On the 60th anniversary of his assassination, Kennedy's greatest lesson—that humanity can build a world of peace—is lost amid the flotsam of today's political wreckage. Photograph courtesy of the U.S. National Archives via Picryl.com
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | October 9, 2023
UN Secretary-General António Guterres tweeted on Oct. 9: 'It’s time to end the vicious circle of bloodshed, hatred & polarization in the Middle East. Israel must see its legitimate needs for security materialized, and Palestinians must see a clear perspective for the establishment of their own state realized.' Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | October 9, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | October 9, 2023
UN Secretary-General António Guterres tweeted on Oct. 9: 'It’s time to end the vicious circle of bloodshed, hatred & polarization in the Middle East. Israel must see its legitimate needs for security materialized, and Palestinians must see a clear perspective for the establishment of their own state realized.' Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | July 31, 2023
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres published his 'New Agenda for Peace' on July 20, laying out a route for stronger world co-operation. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | July 31, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | July 31, 2023
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres published his 'New Agenda for Peace' on July 20, laying out a route for stronger world co-operation. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | July 17, 2023
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, pictured in 2018, is preparing 'A New Agenda for Peace.' The issue of peace in the world is far larger than NATO’s vision, it's a multi-agenda issue, writes Douglas Roche. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | July 17, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | July 17, 2023
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, pictured in 2018, is preparing 'A New Agenda for Peace.' The issue of peace in the world is far larger than NATO’s vision, it's a multi-agenda issue, writes Douglas Roche. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | June 19, 2023
Former U.S. national security adviser Henry Kissinger calls for 'reason' to prevail in making a world order out of present chaos. 'I found it revelatory that the man who always put power over morality is now talking in ways that, while he doesn’t say so explicitly, point to a common security agenda to ensure common survival," writes Douglas Roche. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | June 19, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | June 19, 2023
Former U.S. national security adviser Henry Kissinger calls for 'reason' to prevail in making a world order out of present chaos. 'I found it revelatory that the man who always put power over morality is now talking in ways that, while he doesn’t say so explicitly, point to a common security agenda to ensure common survival," writes Douglas Roche. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | May 25, 2023
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, pictured May 9, 2023. Even though the prime minister has said publicly that Canada would remain engaged in nuclear disarmament discussions 'in all multilateral fora,' it appears that Joly did not get the message, writes Doug Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | May 25, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | May 25, 2023
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, pictured May 9, 2023. Even though the prime minister has said publicly that Canada would remain engaged in nuclear disarmament discussions 'in all multilateral fora,' it appears that Joly did not get the message, writes Doug Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | April 20, 2023
It's not easy for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to challenge the military-industrial complex, which drives U.S. policy, which in turn, drives NATO. He deserves credit, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | April 20, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | April 20, 2023
It's not easy for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to challenge the military-industrial complex, which drives U.S. policy, which in turn, drives NATO. He deserves credit, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 13, 2023
On March 13, Pope Francis will observe the 10th anniversary of his election to the papacy. In that decade, he has reached outward to a fractured world and inward to a fractured church. Seldom in the modern history of the Catholic Church has a pope been plunged into both external and internal crises at the same time. Photograph courtesy Flickr/Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 13, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 13, 2023
On March 13, Pope Francis will observe the 10th anniversary of his election to the papacy. In that decade, he has reached outward to a fractured world and inward to a fractured church. Seldom in the modern history of the Catholic Church has a pope been plunged into both external and internal crises at the same time. Photograph courtesy Flickr/Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 30, 2023
Mélanie Joly
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks with reporters in June 2022. A Global Affairs response to the extreme warning Doomsday Clock tightening to 90 seconds to midnight is just business-as-usual for Canada, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 30, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 30, 2023
Mélanie Joly
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly speaks with reporters in June 2022. A Global Affairs response to the extreme warning Doomsday Clock tightening to 90 seconds to midnight is just business-as-usual for Canada, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 16, 2023
Defence Minister Anita Anand announced on Jan. 9 that the government had finalized its deal to replace the Air Force's again fleet of CF-18 fighter jets with 88 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets. It's estimated to cost $19-billion, but will cost about $70-billion for the entire lifecycle of the jets. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 16, 2023
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | January 16, 2023
Defence Minister Anita Anand announced on Jan. 9 that the government had finalized its deal to replace the Air Force's again fleet of CF-18 fighter jets with 88 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets. It's estimated to cost $19-billion, but will cost about $70-billion for the entire lifecycle of the jets. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | December 15, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Defence Minister Anita Anand, right, Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, left, and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland leave a media availability in West Block on Jan. 26, 2022. Changing our attitude to reject militarism would enable Canada to adopt a more holistic approach in pursuing a just peace, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | December 15, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | December 15, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Defence Minister Anita Anand, right, Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, left, and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland leave a media availability in West Block on Jan. 26, 2022. Changing our attitude to reject militarism would enable Canada to adopt a more holistic approach in pursuing a just peace, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | October 31, 2022
Cesar Jaramillo, a 45-year-old political refugee from Colombia, last week guided a high-powered policy conference on new ways to build global security out of the Ukraine war. Photograph courtesy of Douglas Roche
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | October 31, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | October 31, 2022
Cesar Jaramillo, a 45-year-old political refugee from Colombia, last week guided a high-powered policy conference on new ways to build global security out of the Ukraine war. Photograph courtesy of Douglas Roche
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | October 12, 2022
The possibility of Russia’s use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war has led to comparisons with the Cuban Missile Crisis 60 years ago this month, in which, for 13 days, humanity stood on the brink of World War III. The crisis passed because U.S. president John F. Kennedy, left, and Soviet Union president Nikita Khrushchev, right, engaged in crisis diplomacy and negotiated a solution to the problem of the Soviets installing nuclear missiles in Cuba. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | October 12, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | October 12, 2022
The possibility of Russia’s use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war has led to comparisons with the Cuban Missile Crisis 60 years ago this month, in which, for 13 days, humanity stood on the brink of World War III. The crisis passed because U.S. president John F. Kennedy, left, and Soviet Union president Nikita Khrushchev, right, engaged in crisis diplomacy and negotiated a solution to the problem of the Soviets installing nuclear missiles in Cuba. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | September 22, 2022
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is currently preparing a paper, 'A New Agenda for Peace,' which will be published next year as part of the run-up to the UN Summit for the Future in 2024. Give the man credit for at least trying to build an agenda that prevents future wars, writes Doug Roche. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | September 22, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | September 22, 2022
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is currently preparing a paper, 'A New Agenda for Peace,' which will be published next year as part of the run-up to the UN Summit for the Future in 2024. Give the man credit for at least trying to build an agenda that prevents future wars, writes Doug Roche. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | September 5, 2022
The Western states blamed Russia and Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine for the failed Non-Proliferation Treaty conference. Yet to leave the matter squarely on the doorstep of Russia would be a gross distortion. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | September 5, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | September 5, 2022
The Western states blamed Russia and Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine for the failed Non-Proliferation Treaty conference. Yet to leave the matter squarely on the doorstep of Russia would be a gross distortion. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | August 10, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, left, Defence Minister Anita Anand, and Canadian Ambassador Leslie Norton. Despite the enormous danger to the world from the aggressive nuclear modernization programs of the nuclear powers, who intend to spend billions of dollars to retain their nuclear arsenals for the rest of this century, the Canadian government still refuses to support comprehensive, time-bound negotiations for the elimination of nuclear weapons, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, and courtesy Flickr, and Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | August 10, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | August 10, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, left, Defence Minister Anita Anand, and Canadian Ambassador Leslie Norton. Despite the enormous danger to the world from the aggressive nuclear modernization programs of the nuclear powers, who intend to spend billions of dollars to retain their nuclear arsenals for the rest of this century, the Canadian government still refuses to support comprehensive, time-bound negotiations for the elimination of nuclear weapons, writes Douglas Roche. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, and courtesy Flickr, and Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | July 18, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured May 30, in Ottawa. Does anybody care that the world’s only surviving multilateral nuclear weapons treaty—the one designed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons around the world—is on the verge of collapse, writes Douglas Roche.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | July 18, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | July 18, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured May 30, in Ottawa. Does anybody care that the world’s only surviving multilateral nuclear weapons treaty—the one designed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons around the world—is on the verge of collapse, writes Douglas Roche.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | June 27, 2022
Canadian Senator Marilou McPhedran, and two interns, Rooj Ali, left, and Sarah Rohleder, protested against the absence of Canada at the first meeting of the states parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Vienna June 21-23. The Hill Times photograph by Douglas Roche
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | June 27, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | June 27, 2022
Canadian Senator Marilou McPhedran, and two interns, Rooj Ali, left, and Sarah Rohleder, protested against the absence of Canada at the first meeting of the states parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Vienna June 21-23. The Hill Times photograph by Douglas Roche
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | June 9, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured May 9, 2022, at the 2022 Victory Parade in Red Square, Moscow, to mark the 77th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. On March 2, 2022, the UN General Assembly, by a vote of 141-5-35, adopted a resolution demanding the Russian Federation immediately end its invasion of Ukraine and unconditionally withdraw all its military forces. The vote condemning Russian aggression clearly showed Russia's isolation from the rest of the international community. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | June 9, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | June 9, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured May 9, 2022, at the 2022 Victory Parade in Red Square, Moscow, to mark the 77th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. On March 2, 2022, the UN General Assembly, by a vote of 141-5-35, adopted a resolution demanding the Russian Federation immediately end its invasion of Ukraine and unconditionally withdraw all its military forces. The vote condemning Russian aggression clearly showed Russia's isolation from the rest of the international community. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | April 25, 2022
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, pictured, should step up his leadership on the crisis in the Ukraine war, writes Doug Roche. ‘It takes a strong leader to overcome the intimidation tactics of Washington and Moscow. Guterres is not that leader. However, the moral power of the entire UN is of greater consequence than the characteristics of any secretary general.’ Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | April 25, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | April 25, 2022
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, pictured, should step up his leadership on the crisis in the Ukraine war, writes Doug Roche. ‘It takes a strong leader to overcome the intimidation tactics of Washington and Moscow. Guterres is not that leader. However, the moral power of the entire UN is of greater consequence than the characteristics of any secretary general.’ Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 30, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has said Canada is not a nuclear power, but a middle power that is good at convening, fostering diplomacy, and influencing other countries to act in the interest of peace. The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 30, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 30, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly has said Canada is not a nuclear power, but a middle power that is good at convening, fostering diplomacy, and influencing other countries to act in the interest of peace. The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 18, 2022
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, at Ādaži Military Base together with the President of Latvia Egils Levits, left, Canada's Minister of Defence Anita Anand and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 8, 2022. Stoltenberg is calling for 'major investments' from NATO partners as it draws up plans for a significantly larger long-term deployment of Western forces in Eastern Europe. Photograph courtesy of NATO/Flickr
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 18, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 18, 2022
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, at Ādaži Military Base together with the President of Latvia Egils Levits, left, Canada's Minister of Defence Anita Anand and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 8, 2022. Stoltenberg is calling for 'major investments' from NATO partners as it draws up plans for a significantly larger long-term deployment of Western forces in Eastern Europe. Photograph courtesy of NATO/Flickr
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 17, 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand, pictured Feb. 22, 2022, at a press conference on the Hill. It’s a safe bet Canada’s defence spending will get a huge boost in the federal budget soon to be presented to Parliament. Anand, reeling from the demands of the Ukraine war, is openly campaigning for more money and will present 'aggressive options' to cabinet, writes Doug Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 17, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 17, 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand, pictured Feb. 22, 2022, at a press conference on the Hill. It’s a safe bet Canada’s defence spending will get a huge boost in the federal budget soon to be presented to Parliament. Anand, reeling from the demands of the Ukraine war, is openly campaigning for more money and will present 'aggressive options' to cabinet, writes Doug Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 7, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured Jan. 10, 2022. Far from closing down the little that remains of nuclear disarmament agreements because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this seminal moment in the history of the 21st century must be seized, writes Doug Roche. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 7, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | March 7, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured Jan. 10, 2022. Far from closing down the little that remains of nuclear disarmament agreements because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this seminal moment in the history of the 21st century must be seized, writes Doug Roche. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | February 28, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured. The Russian president is displaying all the hallmarks of unleashed grievance. You don’t have to be a psychiatrist to see a tormented mind giving orders for full attack if he is thwarted from taking over Ukraine, writes Doug Roche. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | February 28, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | February 28, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured. The Russian president is displaying all the hallmarks of unleashed grievance. You don’t have to be a psychiatrist to see a tormented mind giving orders for full attack if he is thwarted from taking over Ukraine, writes Doug Roche. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | February 11, 2022
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, pictured Feb. 8, 2022, on the Hill. The Prohibition Treaty is already having an effect on world politics. Recently, the five major nuclear weapons states—the U.S., Russia, the U.K., France and China—issued a joint statement reaffirming that 'a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,' writes Doug Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | February 11, 2022
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | February 11, 2022
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, pictured Feb. 8, 2022, on the Hill. The Prohibition Treaty is already having an effect on world politics. Recently, the five major nuclear weapons states—the U.S., Russia, the U.K., France and China—issued a joint statement reaffirming that 'a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought,' writes Doug Roche. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DOUGLAS ROCHE | November 22, 2021
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, left, Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, NDP MP Heather McPherson, and Green MP Elizabeth May all signed Doug Roche's statement of principle. He sent the statement to five Members of Parliament from five different parties, and noted that if they signed, there would be no implication they were speaking for their party, just exercising their right as a Member of Parliament to express views. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Sam Garcia and courtesy of Flickr