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Dartmouth, 9 June

Update On Nuclear Submarines On The East Coast

Early this spring our harbour filled up with ice floes — the first time for many years. When the ice went out, we greeted a nuclear attack submarine and, a few weeks ago, an old friend, the Trident missile submarine,USS Casimir Pulaski,dropped in for five days. Then came five nuclear-weapons-capable frigates, two British and three US. All this was quite low key, with no visible increase in security or precautions — this in spite of our sending an information package including “Unsafe Harbours” to all local civic officials.

I think the moral, so far as Canada’s proposed nuclear submarine fleet is concerned, is that we have to insist on a full range of environmental impact studies covering building and basing submarines and their potential effect in Arctic waters. There is a very powerful industrial lobby building up behind these proposals. To get these environmental impact studies and then to get them made public will need a great deal of well-coordinated work.

— John Osborne, Quebec City

Two members of les groups de recherche pour la paix (Quebec City) — Erik Poole and Annie Bourret — are completing currently two bibliographies on French-language source materials concerning peace, war, conflict resolution,arms control and disarmament. One of these is a list of over 4000 titles organized by subject, while the second is an annotated bibliography in which 150-200 articles and books as well as 50-100 films are abstracted and critically reviewed. Primarily Quebecois and Canadian materials will be covered.The annotated bibliography is scheduled to be completed this summer and two Quebec publishers are interested in its publication.

— Helga Guderley, Lancaster, England

In September 1988 the Joint Matriculation Board is going to introduce the first A-Level Course in Peace & Conflict Studies in Britain. This represents a significant development in the teaching of Peace Studies in our schools and colleges. The course will be quite different from existing A-Level courses, both in its content and approach.

— Ruth Davies

Dear Dr. Ignatieff:

A word of appreciation for arranging to send to the reference collection of the Peace Education Resource Centre a copy of your inscribed book. Its collection will be enriched by this addition.

All of us look forward to cooperating with you in the various endeavours for peace in which you and we are promoting involvement.

I should also like to say how impressed I am with the outstanding programme and current activities of Science for Peace which has the good fortune of having you as its president.

— Mrs. Eryl Court Toronto

International Perspectives in Public Health (editor Rosalie Bertell) has a new format with Vol. 3, #1, Spring, 1987, and is actively seeking new subscribers. The Journal, published quarterly,is available from Ministry of Concern for Public Health, 5495 Main St., Suite 147, Buffalo, N.Y. 14221, U.S.A. $20 US per year.

Peace Research Reviews Volume X Numbers 5 and 6 Available from PRI-Dundas, 25 Dundana Ave. Dundas, Ontario L9H 4E5

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