antiCANSEC 2010 Campaign
Coordinated by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade

Many thanks to everyone who attended the COAT planning meetings since February to organise this year's campaign against the CANSEC 2010 military trade show.  Thanks also to all the organisations that supported our efforts. COAT's main event, the June 2 "Rally for Peace," was great!  Read more about our successful campaign.  Click here for a list of 30+ media links.

Organisational Support for COAT's 2010 antiCANSEC campaign:

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace


Ottawa Raging Grannies

Ottawa Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Poets Against the War


Organisations that helped with Publicity, provided Speakers/Music (*) and/or gave other support

The Activist Magazine

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (Janis Alton and Di McIntyre)*

Church of the Ascension, Ottawa (Rev. Canon Gary Hauch)*

Dialogue with Diversity (Dr. Qais Ghanem)

First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa

Food Not Bombs - Ottawa

Humanist Association of Ottawa

Just Voices*

New Democratic Party of Canada (John Rafferty, MP, Thunder Bay-Rainy River)*

Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG)  (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa Peace Assembly

Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Department of Peace Initiative

Ottawa chapter of the Council of Canadians

Ottawa Peace and Environment Resource Centre

Ottawa Presbytery of the United Church of Canada

Ottawa South Community Association

Ottawa Poetry Newsletter

Ploughshares Ottawa (local chapter of Project Ploughshares)

Poets Against the War (John Akpata, Henry Beissel, Susan McMaster, Sandra Stephenson)*

Spirit Wrestlers Publishing


Activists involved in COAT's planning meetings
(Besides activists from many of the organisations listed above, there were individuals from other groups who also participated in COAT's planning sessions. Their involvement however does not imply organisational support.)

Act City

Civil Liberties Association, National Capital Region

Développement et Paix - Ottawa

Educating for Peace

National Capital Interfaith Council

Ottawa Mennonite Church

Ottawa Muslim community

Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Pax Christi Canada


Our efforts received no support from any Institutes, think tanks, foundations, corporations, government departments or agencies.

Richard Sanders,  coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)

For more info. about CANSEC, visit the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)

Read more about COAT's successful campaign against CANSEC 2010. 

Click here for 30+ media links about CANSEC 2010 and our campaign.

Read "CANSEC: War is Business" for indepth research on CANSEC and Canada's role in the international arms trade

Quicklinks to more info on CANSEC and the grassroots campaign against it

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