The bombing of Hiroshima killed 80,000 people instantly, and the bombing of Nagasaki resulted in 40,000 instant deaths. Tens of thousands of others later died from radiation poisoning.
No one wants these atrocities repeated, but there are still 23,300 nuclear weapons in the world. In fact, shockingly, NATO — to which Canada belongs — recently reaffirmed its commitment to the use of nuclear weapons.
We need a treaty to abolish nuclear weapons and for Canada to play a role in solidifying this treaty.
Posted by Vivian Scinto