- Peace activists mourn the death of Robin Kobryn. A member of the Alliance for Non-Violent Action in Toronto, Robin was instrumental in organizing opposition to war toys, arms exhibitions, and low-level flying. Most recently, Robin worked on a series of Freedom for Nitassinan Walks in support of the Innu. Regrettably, illness prevented him from participating, and he passed away about a week prior to the rally at Parliament Hill. A photographer by trade, Robin was also key in the creation of Subject to Change, the only magazine in Canada devoted to non-violence. He also did talented layout work for PEACE Magazine.
- The Ontario Peace Conference, planned for Hamilton in November, has been postponed to a future date, yet to be announced.
- The cabinet of Ontario’s first-ever NDP government includes former Kawartha Project Ploughshares chairperson Jenny Carter as Energy Minister.
- Energy and waste disposal issues dominated discussion at the Ontario Environmental Network’s annual conference Nov. 3 and 4. Co-sponsored by NorthWatch, a network of environmental groups in northeastern Ontario, participants agreed to set up the Ontario Environmental Caucus. Call the OEN at (416) 925-1322 for details
- The Toronto Disarmament Network and Greenpeace held a rally in Toronto Oct.20, attracting about 4,500 demonstrators with the environmental theme “No Time to Waste.” Premier Bob Rae spoke and the focus was on nuclear power, with activists demanding the NDP stick to their long promised phase-out. The TDN is planning a year-long Green Action Project and the focus will be on the November, 1991 municipal election. For more information call (416) 535-8005.
- Cruise Missile testing-again! ACT for Disarmament and Project Ploughshares Edmonton are planning a national day of action on March 2 to protest the continuation of cruise tests this winter over Alberta. Protests in other cities yet to be confirmed. ACT is also gearing up for its 9th annual Spring Peace Protest, May 11. For more information call (416) 531-6154.
- If the activities of your peace group are not mentioned here, it’s because we have not heard from you. PEACE Magazine simply does not have the resources to contact every peace group every two months. Submissions can be made at your convenience either by phoning the Ontario Notes hotline at (705) 327-7809 or by mail to P.O. Box 611, Orillia, Ont. L3V 613