Ban on Weapons in Space

Excerpts Debates of the Senate (Hansard)
Wednesday, June 12, 2002
By Senator Douglas Roche

Notice of Motion

Hon. Douglas Roche: Honourable senators, I give notice that, two days hence, I will move:

That the Senate recommend that the Government of Canada lead an international effort to ban the introduction of all weapons in space through a binding international agreement against the weaponization of space, given
  1. the termination of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, and U.S. military plans to include space-based weapons in the National Missile Defence (NMD) system; and
  2. the weaponization of space would instigate a dangerous and costly arms race and disrupt peaceful commercial and scientific endeavours in space.