Lagging Behind the Anti-Nuke Movement

As the Obama administration moves to rid the world of nukes, a leading expert says Canada needs to get serious.

Bruce Blair
Michelle Collins
Published: Wednesday, 05/06/2009 12:00 am EDT

When Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States in January, he declared in his inaugural speech that his administration will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, reaching out to "old friends and former foes" to do so. Many in Canada saw an opportunity, but also wondered what Ottawa could contribute after years of nuclear disarmament silence in government policy.

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