What would you do with 1.7 trillion dollars?
This is what volunteers from the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace asked people outside the Spring Garden Road Library in Halifax on GDAMS day.The local group is a branch of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace that works toward peace education. The event was organized to create public awareness about the fact that huge part of the national budget goes to military spending, and a small amount goes to social programs, education, environment and health. They set up a game with quarters, where people would put a quarter into jars labelled education, women and children, health, environment, arts and culture and military.Out of the 100 people who participated, more than half said they wished the money would be spent on education or the environment instead.
View here the pictures of the event.