A small group is working to reconstitute the Ottawa branch. If you are interested in helping to plan or participate in occasional meetings, please contact the National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to be kept up to date.
The branch hosted talks by different branch members monthly in September, October, and November.
In September Bill Pearce spoke on “Is Nuclear War Inevitable?” providing a perspective on the level of risk of nuclear war between the superpowers as a result of ongoing foreign policy and modernization decisions.
In October, Philip Symons talked about his new book “Surviving Civilization’s Collapse with Hope, Love and a Little Humour.”
In November, Corey Levine provided insight into her experiences in the Ukraine as part of an international elections monitoring delegation under the auspices of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The branch’s Coffee and Discussion forum continued throughout the summer, meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at Anticafé. Recent topics of discussion have included foreign policy, Mali, climate change, Venezuela, Quebec’s proposed Bill 21 prohibiting religious attire/symbols by public officials, China, and assistance for migrants.
The Marie-Berthe Dion Issues Action Group continued to meet to write letters on specific areas of concern, which recently included supporting Indigenous rights, Yemen, and the Kurds.
The branch annual post-holiday luncheon will be held on Sunday February 9th at 1pm, at the Museum of Fine Arts.
The Toronto branch has a website (https://wfmctoronto.org/) where you can sign up for their mailing list and be apprised of details of their regular meetings. They are also on Twitter (@wfmctoronto) and Facebook (WFMC Toronto).