With the U.S. Congress poised to end any American military role in Yemen and most of Canada’s allies having already ended their arms exports to Saudi Arabia, when is Canada finally going to do the right thing?
Five key civil society organizations deliver new written and oral briefings to Senators on the key legislative changes needed to bring Canada into compliance with global arms trade standards.
The government is playing a cynical waiting game, hoping the outcry over continued Canadian military assistance to Saudi Arabia’s barbarous war effort in Yemen will just die away. We must not let that happen.
We can make a real difference. Stopping our military exports will impede Saudi Arabia’s military capacity to continue to wreak havoc in Yemen. It would also be a powerful, tangible, positive demonstration of support for human rights and the rule of law, at a time when they are under global attack.
While Ceasefire.ca takes a one-week break, let the Prime Minister know that Canadians share his determination to stand up to Saudi Arabian bullying.
Preliminary examination of Canada’s national implementing legislation for the Arms Trade Treaty reveals some serious concerns.