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Greetings from Toronto, Canada.

Phyllis  Creighton
Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition
The Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition in solidarity with you shares your passion and commitment to the cause of freeing the world of nuclear weapons, the most inhumane of the weapons of mass destruction, and preventing another nuclear bombing. We are one with thousands around the globe passionately working for nuclear abolition. We will remember you in Toronto at our event on August 6th “Two Minutes to Midnight: Time to Ban the Bomb,” a commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima being held in the Peace Garden at City Hall in the evening.

Our coalition´s ICAN leader Setsuko Thurlow will tell us about exciting developments in the campaign to get the nuclear ban treaty in force. Our other keynote speaker, Dr Ira Helfand, ICAN campaigner and co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, will speak about the growing danger of nuclear war and what we can do about it.

From August 6 to 11 we hold our annual poster display at City Hall about the atomic bombings, Canada´s role in supplying the uranium for the bomb, ICAN and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. We understand the inextricable link between nuclear power and nuclear weapons. In April we got the city´s Board of Health to hold a hearing on emergency response to a nuclear explosion — including the risk involved in the Pickering nuclear station located close to our city of nearly three million people. As a result, the board, city council, and our mayor voted unanimously to call on the Government of Canada to sign and ratify the nuclear ban treaty.

We will mobilize the audience at our August 6th event to lobby our government to take this essential step if humankind is to have a future. In Toronto we honour the Austrian government for its leadership in developing and presenting the Humanitarian Pledge, which conveys the essential message, and for its consistent work to get the treaty adopted and move it forward. In solidarity we join you in standing with the Hibakusha to ensure that never again will anyone have to endure the hideous suffering of nuclear bombing.

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