Bill Bhaneja, co-founder of the Canadian Department of Peace Initiative, writes that, "Bill C-447, An Act to Establish the Department of Peace, was tabled in the House of Commons on September 30 as a Private Members Bill by NDP MP Bill Siksay and seconded by Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis."
The Council of Canadians has long supported the call for a Department of Peace. As noted on the solidarity page of our website, "The Canadian Department of Peace Initiative seeks to establish a Department and Minister of Peace in Canada to change the dynamic of debate and decision-making in Cabinet and Parliament towards a culture of peace and non-violence at home and abroad." That's at http://www.canadians.org/solidarity/peace.html. We are also noted in their list of supporters at http://www.departmentofpeace.ca/list-of-supporters/.