Statement on the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima

On the 75th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we at The Simons Foundation Canada mourn the loss of lives of the thousands of men, women and children – innocent civilians who were destroyed by use of an amoral and what would be now be an illegal weapon of mass destruction. 

We call on Canada and all United Nations member nations to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in order that no peoples of the world suffer as the Japanese citizens did from the catastrophic consequences of nuclear weapons use.