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Reminder! Ventotene 2017: Opportunity for young federalists

The World Federalist Movement is supporting the participation of young volunteers and activists at the Ventotene International Seminar on Federalism, which takes place from 3-8 September 2017. Sponsored by the Altiero Spinelli Institute for Federalist Studies, the Seminar takes place on the small island of Ventotene in the Mediterranean. Altiero Spinelli, author of the federalist […]

Canada dithers on its peacekeeping pledges

In an opinion piece in the Ottawa Citizen, WFMC Executive Director Fergus Watt and WFMC Presicent Walter Dorn write: On the night of his federal election victory in October 2015, Justin Trudeau proudly declared that “Canada is back” on the international stage. A signature activity of his government was to “renew Canada’s commitment to United […]

Ventotene 2017: Opportunity for young federalists

The World Federalist Movement is supporting the participation of young volunteers and activists at the Ventotene International Seminar on Federalism, which takes place from 3-8 September 2017. Sponsored by the Altiero Spinelli Institute for Federalist Studies, the Seminar takes place on the small island of Ventotene in the Mediterranean. Altiero Spinelli, author of the federalist […]

Meeting Summary: Ottawa seminar focuses on Canada and the crime of aggression

On February 13 a one-day meeting in Ottawa was held to discuss “Canadian consideration of the Kampala amendments to the Rome Statute on the crime of aggression.” Later this year, States Parties to the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court will take a decision on the modalities for “activating” the Court’s jurisdiction over the […]

Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly

14 World Federalists from across Canada have answered a call for help in a campaign to build support among Canadian parliamentarians for the establishment of a Parliamentary Assembly at the United Nations. The international UNPA campaign relies especially on support from individual parliamentarians to build momentum and support for the In Canada’s last parliament 72 […]

Canadian Council for International Cooperation calls for federal government to increase development assistance in Budget 2017

WFMC supports the current Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) campaign to increase Canadian development aid. CCIC is asking supporters to engage in the following actions: Action 1: Follow CCIC on Twitter. Action 2: Retweet at least one of their Tweets daily Action 3: Promote the hashtags #WhyItMatters #CdnAid #Budget2017 Further information: Consult the BUDGET2017 […]

WFMC seminar focuses on Canada and the crime of aggression

Despite a large snowstorm, which affected travel in and out of Ottawa, WFMC hosted a successful seminar February 13 on the “Canadian consideration of the Kampala amendments to the Rome Statute on the crime of aggression.” Over 30 international legal experts, including officials from Canadian departments of Foreign Affairs, National Defence and Justice attended. As […]

WFMC News for February 2017

WFMC seminar focuses on Canada and the crime of aggression Montreal’s post-holiday luncheon Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly Consultation on Canada‘s new national action plan on women, peace and security Canadian Council for International Cooperation calls for federal government to increase development assistance in Budget 2017 Read here.

TakeAction: Canada needs to stand up for the UN

The Trudeau government has mobilized a large “whole of government” team to respond to the Trump administration and its implications for Canada. While Prime Minister Trudeau met with President Trump on February 13th, the Canadian government’s political engagement with a wide range of U.S. officials is ongoing. The Trump administration is reported to be considering […]

WFMC News for January 2017

Check out WFMC’s monthly news, including Canada and Peacekeeping: Still missing in action WFMC seminar focuses on Canada and the crime of aggression WFMC – Montreal to host post-holiday luncheon Canadian Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly: Help Wanted

What next in nuclear weapons policy?

The latest issue of Mondial has two articles on current issues around nuclear weapons In Canada Shuns UN Nuclear Disarmament Initiative, Bill Pearce discusses Canada’s vote against a resolution in the UN General Assembly’s First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) that mandates the launch of negotiations for a legally binding instrument prohibiting nuclear weapons this […]

Remembering Warren Allmand

Remembering Warren Allmand

With much sadness, World Federalists across Canada mourn the death on December 7th of Warren Allmand. Warren served as National President of the World Federalist Movement – Canada (WFMC) from 2004 to August 2016. Warren first joined the World Federalists in 1961. The need for a more just and democratically accountable framework of global governance, […]

Warren Allmand

With much sadness, World Federalists across Canada mourn the death December 7 of Warren Allmand. Mr. Allmand served as National President of the World Federalist Movement – Canada (WFMC) from 2004 to August 2016. Warren first joined the World Federalists in 1961. The need for a more just and democratically accountable framework of global governance, […]

International Criminal Court Update: The Annual Meeting of the Assembly of States Parties

The Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court held their annual meeting from November 16th to 24th. Ahead of the session, WFMC organized a meeting between members of Canadian civil society and government officials at Global Affairs Canada, some of whom attended the ASP meeting. At the ASP meeting, there was discussion of […]

Getting involved with world federalism

Do  you want to learn more about world federalism or support the campaigns of WFMC? Here are some ideas: Toronto Branch Efforts to re-establish a branch in Toronto have been successful and, over September and October the new branch has had several meetings. About twenty people attended the first Toronto meeting in September which included […]

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