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Oscar Arias Sánchez  - "We believe that justice and peace can only become effective if seen as one, never isolated. Discussion and understanding, tolerance and forgiveness, freedom and democracy are the only means to achieve peace." Such were the words addressed to the international community by the President of Costa Rica, as he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in 1987. http://www.incostarica.net/docs/arias/index.shtml .  For a history of Costa Rica's path to peace visit http://www.incostarica.net/docs/history/index.shtml

Professor Mel Watkins,  President of Science for Peace
Science for Peace,                 tel/fax: 416-978-3606
Room H02, University College,     e-mail:   sfp@physics.utoronto.ca
University of Toronto,             web:      www.math.yorku.ca/sfp/
Toronto, M5S 3H7

ADVISORY COUNCIL of Science for Peace
  --Norman Alcock, Huntsville ON
  founding director, Canadian Peace Research Institute
--Mary-Wynne Ashford, Victoria BC
  former president, Physicians for Global Survival
--Ray Creery, RCN(ret), Mahone Bay NS
  former president, Veterans Against Nuclear Arms
--Gerhard Herzberg, Ottawa ON
  Nobel Laureate
--Eva Kushner, Toronto ON
  former president, Victoria University, U of T
--Digby McLaren, Ottawa ON
  former president, Royal Society of Canada
--John Meisel, Kingston ON
  former president, Royal Society of Canada
--Geoffrey Pearson, Ottawa ON
  former Ambassador to the USSR
--John Polanyi, Toronto ON
  Nobel Laureate
--Anatol Rapoport, Toronto ON
  Emeritus Prof of Peace & Conflict Studies, U of T
--Douglas Roche, Edmonton AB
  former Ambassador for Disarmament
--Joanna Santa Barbara, Hamilton ON
  former president, Physicians for Global Survival
--Michael Smith, Vancouver BC
  Nobel Laureate
--Marc-Adelard Tremblay, Sainte-Foy PQ
  former president, Royal Society of Canada

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On International Nuclear Disarmament Initiatives:

Senator Douglas Roche, O.C. is the Chairperson of the Middle Powers
Initiative, an international coalition of 7 prestigious nongovernmental organizations which is calling for urgent action on nuclear disarmament. He has a distinguished record of service as a Member of Parliament for 12 years and as the Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament from 1984-89. His most recent (14th) book is The Ultimate Evil: The Fight to Ban Nuclear Weapons.
Telephone: 613-943-9559 (Ottawa); 403-466-8072 (Edmonton)

On Canadian Nuclear Weapons Policy Proposals:

Ernie Regehr is the Policy and Public Affairs Director for the national peace and education group Project Ploughshares. He has been engaged in and written about nuclear disarmament and other security issues since its inception in the
mid-70's. Mr. Regehr has also been involved in the letter to the Prime Minister sent by the leaders of 19 Christian denominations to the Prime Minister in February, 1998 which called for governmental support for nuclear abolition.
Phone: 519 888-6541 ext. 263

Bill Robinson is the Program Associate of Project Ploughshares. He has made a careful study of Canadian involvement in nuclear weapons activities and their influence on both Canadian and international security. He serves as the Managing Editor of the Ploughshares Monitor. He is the author of numerous papers on Canadian nuclear policy and defence expenditures.
Phone: 519 888-6541 ext. 264

On the Personal Experience of a Nuclear Weapon:

When 13 years old, Setsuko Thurlow was at military headquarters in Hiroshima assigned to work as a specialist on the secret decoding machines. Her school friends were clearing streets of rubble to create a fire lane in the centre of the city. It was at this moment that a nuclear bomb was dropped on the city centre, sparing Setsuko and instantly killing her school friends. Mrs. Thurlow is determined that the story of the unique effects of the radiation from the bomb on her friends and family should be told to alert people to the dangers of nuclear war. Phone: 416-444-7955

On Computers in Weapon Systems:

Prof. David Lorge Parnas, P.Eng. is the NSERC/Bell Industrial Research
Chair in Software Engineering and the Director of the Software Engineering Programme in the Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University. Prof. Parnas was, for many years, a consultant for the U.S. Navy and for U.S. DoD contractors. He initiated and led a research project to redesign weapon and navigation systems for nuclear armed aircraft. He abandoned this work in favour of active opposition to the "Star Wars" project, for which he had also been a consultant. Telephone: 905 525 9140 Ext. 27353

On International Law and Nuclear Weapons:

Mr. David Matas - Mr. Matas is a practicing lawyer from Winnipeg who specializes in human rights, immigration and refugee law. He has spent his career monitoring the development of international humanitarian law. Mr. Matas organized the human rights and nuclear weapons brief that was submitted to counsel arguing the illegality of nuclear weapons before the International Court of Justice. He has worked with the Helsinki Watch group. Mr. Matas is a member of the International Commission of Jurists and the Amnesty International (International Council). He serves as a Director of the International Human Rights Centre and Lawyers for Social Responsibility. Phone: 204-944-1831

Dr. Moira McConnell is a faculty member at Dalhousie Law School, Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the field of international law, she has published and spoken on
number of related topics such as the International Court of Justice decision on the legality of nuclear weapons, theories of sovereignty and jurisdiction, international trade/environmental law and law of the sea. Dr. McConnell is a member of a number of international law organizations including Women in International Law, International Commission of Jurists (Canadian Council), the Canadian Council on International Law and Lawyers for Social Responsibility.
Phone: 902-494-1019

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On the Effects of a Nuclear Bomb:

Dr. Alex. Bryans, a physician and professor Emeritus of Paediatrics at Queen's University Medical School, serves on the National Board of Physicians for Global Survival/Canada (PGS), an organization committed to the abolition of nuclear weapons and to the resolution of conflict by peaceful means. He was a member of the PGS delegation which addressed the SCFAIT Standing Committee in February of this year. As a medical doctor, he is very aware of the profound health implications of a possible detonation of even a small number of nuclear weapons, used either deliberately or inadvertently.

Dr. Alan F. Phillips graduated with honours in physics, University of Cambridge, England. He conducted military research on radar in World War II then qualified in medicine (University of Edinburgh), and specialized in Radiation Oncology. He practised radiation oncology in England, U.S.A., and Canada until his retirement in 1984. Dr. Phillips has studied nuclear weapons and nuclear
war and become a strong activist for peace. He is prepared to give interviews discussing both the medical and physical effects of nuclear weapons.
Phone: (905) 385 0353

Dr. Joanna Santa Barbara is a child psychiatrist in Hamilton and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University. She also serves as a member of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University. Dr. Santa Barbara is informed on the medical effects of nuclear weapons. She has in past years served as President of Physicians for Global Survival - Canada and Vice-President International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War. Dr. Joanna Santa Barbara is known for her gentle but persistent work in urging the public to become educated on nuclear issues. Phone: 905-529-9951

Prof. Eric Fawcett graduated with Honours and a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University, and practised research in metal physics in England and the USA, before coming to the University of Toronto in 1970, where he taught physics until retirement in 1993, still pursuing some research. Dr. Fawcett was Founding President of Science for Peace in 1971, an NGO registered at the United Nations that he has guided over many years. He has studied nuclear weapons and the dangers to humanity of their military use, including accidental war. Dr. Fawcett is prepared to provide information on the physical effects of a nuclear bomb. Phone: 416-485-0990(H); Fax: 416-978-7606

On Trade Retaliation if Canada adopts an Independent Nuclear Weapons Policy:

Dr. Mel Watkins is Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Toronto. He is also appointed as the Ashley Fellow at Trent University for the academic
year 1998-99. Dr. Watkins is the President of Science for Peace (Canada) and a member of the Steering Committee of the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Phone: 416-406-2486

Dr. Stephen Clarkson is a political economist at the University of Toronto.  As author of "Canada and the Reagan Challenge," (2nd. ed. 1985) he has studied previous episodes of Canada-US tension featuring American retaliation threats when Canada stepped out of line. As co-author of "Trudeau and Our Times," (1994) he researched the last major Canadian effort at nuclear diplomacy carried out in the face of Margaret Thatcher's and Ronald Reagan's displeasure -- Pierre Trudeau's famous Peace Initiative.   Phone: office 416 978-8120; home 416 925-7596

Robert Stewart C.A., C.M.C., Director of Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace; Co-Chair of Rotary District 5360 Urban Hope/Peace Plus Committee; Rotary Club of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada; Canadian Rotary Peace Cities Program founder; Chair Canadian Peace Conference Calgary November 1998; Member of the Executive of the Rotary International Fellowship for Conflict Resolution; 403-461-2469; Fax 403-983-4117; email: stewartr [at] peace.ca.

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