On April 9, 2010, Canadian Nobel Laureate John Polanyi, along with Senator Douglas Roche (ret.) and Murray Thomson met with Prime Minister Harper to discuss President Obama's summit and Canada's position on nuclear disarmament. The delegation (all members of Canadian Pugwash) presented Mr. Harper with a statement signed by more than 500 recipients of the Order of Canada, urging his government's support for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, or treaty, to eliminate nuclear weapons.
Press of the Prime Minister’s attendance at the President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit featured quotes and interviews with both Polanyi and Roche.
CTV headlined the story:- Canada to return spent uranium to the U.S.: Harper, and included an interview with Douglas Roche. CBC evening news video included an interview with John Polanyi.