Coalition Fights the Fighter Planes and Ploughshares Asks for 4 Million Peace Fund
Grindstone Notes

Publisher:  Grinstone Coop., Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1978  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX839

These two articles appeared in a special issue of Grindstone Notes on the 1978 Summer Conferences held on Grindstone Island. This island is owned and operated as a conference centre for groups in peace, justice and development by the Grindstone Coop. Ltd., a non-profit educational coop.

Abstract:  These two articles appeared in a special issue of Grindstone Notes on the 1978 Summer Conferences held on Grindstone Island. This island is owned and operated as a conference centre for groups in peace, justice and development by the Grindstone Coop. Ltd., a non-profit educational coop.
Six hundred people, including at least 35 Grindstone Coop members, have asked Ottawa to postpone the purchase of 2.4 billion worth of new fighter aircraft. In a full page ad in the Ottawa Citizen in October they asked for an 18 month delay to allow national debate on the arms purchase.
Project Ploughshares initiated the above advertisement. They are also asking the Canadian Federal government for a 4 million dollar fund for peace research and education in 1979. General Kurt Waldheim proposed to the U.N. that each country give 0.1% of its arms budget to peace research and education. Kenneth Williamson of External Affairs, a participant in the July conference at Grindstone Island, said that his department would seriously consider such a proposal. However, he said such money would not be deducted from Canada's arms budget but would come from another source.




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