The Order of Canada is the country’s highest civilian honour and is the
centrepiece of Canada’s honours system. It recognizes a lifetime of outstanding
achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Over
five hundred recipients of the Order of Canada have joined an initiative
led by John Polanyi, C.C., Douglas Roche, O.C., and Murray Thomson, O.C.,
calling for international negotiations to achieve a Nuclear Weapons Convention
– a verifiable treaty on the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.
Ernie Regehr, O.C., co-founder of Project Ploughshares along with Murray Thomson, is supporting this initiative, and was involved lin successfully getting the unanimous consent of the House of Commons to the motion from the Senate on December 7,2010, to support a number of nuclear disarmament initiatives. Project Ploughshares Calgary ha been contacting Order of Canada recipients living in Calgary to inform them of this initiative.
Project Ploughshares Calgary has been working on contacting Order of Canada recipents living in the Calgary area to inform them of this initiative.
Ploughshares Calgary is offering these white peace dove pins for $1 each, and we encourage supporters to wear them each year for the International Day of Peace on September 21, and also with their red poppy for Remembrance Day. The White Peace Dove Campaign was inaugurated in 2009 with the goal of providing Canadians with a symbol that they could wear to demonstrate their profound commitment to the cause of Peace.
Ploughshares Calgary continues to be involed in the Mayors for Peace initiative by encouraging other Alberta mayors to join the organization.