150+ Canadians Day 124: Canadian Peace Congress

The Canadian Peace Congress contributes to peace by advocating and working for world peace and disarmament. #Canada150

The Canadian Peace Congress (CPC) was founded after the end of the Second World War, by former United Church minister James Gareth Endicott, as an affiliate of the World Peace Council.

In the 1950s and ‘60s, the CPC was a leader in the national peace movement, promoting dialogue and peaceful co-existence between the Communist bloc and Western bloc, opposing the war in Vietnam, and supporting nuclear disarmament.

The CPC is against Canada’s involvement in ballistic missile defense technology and the strategy of being the first to use a nuclear attack and then being equipped to resist and survive a counterstrike.

Currently, CPC is calling for the complete withdrawal of Canadian forces from Syria and the Middle East. As well, the CPC wants Canada to withdraw from NATO. It opposes all attempts to make Canada a military superpower, believing that peace, not war or militarism, is the way to achieve democracy, human rights, and social and economic justice.

A more in-depth telling of CPC’s history can be found on their website.

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