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Physicians Honour MPI Chairman Emeritus Douglas Roche, C.A.

Dr. Michael Dworkind presents Hon. Douglas Roche with the PGS Award

President Obama needs strong international backing, as well as powerful domestic support, to achieve his desire for a nuclear weapons-free world, Douglas Roche told a conference of Physicians for Global Survival (PGS) in Montreal on September 27.

Roche, former Canadian Senator and Chairman Emeritus of the Middle Powers Initiative was given the PGS award for “tireless and inspiring efforts to promote peace and nuclear disarmament nationally and internationally.”

PGS is the Canadian branch of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. The conference was co-sponsored by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.

In his keynote address, Roche called on the Canadian government to support the Obama nuclear disarmament initiatives by pressing NATO European countries. “In seeking a seat on the Security Council,” he said, “ Canada can offer no greater credentials than a new campaign to join President Obama in ridding the world of nuclear weapons.”