Experts Say

Canada’s nuclear diplomacy is make-believe

The Globe and Mail
September 29, 2017
By Paul Meyer and Ramesh Thakur

The late U.S. senator and one-time ambassador to the United Nations, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, famously rebuked a political opponent: "You are entitled to your own opinion, but not to your own facts." As a society and political system, we rely, especially in Parliament, on a modicum of veracity in our discourse. When serious and complex issues are debated, it is important that their factual basis is accurate. Alas, this has not been the fate of issues surrounding the recently adopted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that Canada has chosen to reject.
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