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Nov 22, 2016, 11:00 ET Landmine report finds global casualties at 10-year high while clearance funding hits 10-year low; but progress toward a mine-free world continues

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - New use of antipersonnel mines by states is extremely rare due to the ongoing success of a ban treaty encompassing more than 80% of all countries. However, according to...


Jun 16, 2016, 06:00 ET World's leading financial institutions in Hall of Shame for investments in cluster munitions producers

OTTAWA, 16 June, 2016 /CNW/ - A new report today on explosive investments shows that 158 financial institutions invested more than US$28 billion into seven producers of banned cluster munitions. The...


Feb 10, 2015, 06:00 ET NEI Investments and Desjardins Investments announce a ban on cluster munitions investing

TORONTO and MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - NEI Investments and Desjardins Investments, Canada's leaders in socially responsible investing (SRI), are announcing they are banning investment in...


May 09, 2012, 08:00 ET Petition launched to fix flawed cluster bomb bill

OTTAWA, May 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Today Mines Action Canada is launching a petition calling on the federal government to fix the bill on cluster munitions. The draft legislation was introduced in the...


Nov 24, 2010, 06:00 ET RECORD-BREAKING PROGRESS MADE FOR LANDMINE TREATY - BUT CANADA BOMBING ON
ITS LEADERSHIP

OTTAWA, Nov. 24 /CNW/ - Record-breaking progress in implementing the 1997 Ottawa Convention banning landmines was made in 2009. Use and production of the weapon and casualty rates hit an all time...