International and domestic pressure increases as official figures show a dramatic surge in Canadian LAV exports to Saudi Arabia since the Prime Minister stated he was “looking for a way out of the Saudi arms deal”.
As we near the 74th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings, we call on every Canadian to let prospective candidates for federal elected office know the importance of our government doing everything within its power to ensure that nuclear weapons are never again used.
The Government of Canada’s shameful virtual silence stands in sharp contrast to the global outcry against the cruel and illegal Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes under the control of the Palestinian authority in East Jerusalem.
In Venezuela, Ukraine and Yemen, the government of Canada must decisively move to embrace new opportunities for diplomatic peacemaking.
With the USA, Russia and China now engaged in an arms race to develop terrifying new “hypersonic weapons” of unimaginable speed and maneuverability, we call on Canada to champion urgently needed multilateral arms control talks.
The new Ukrainian President has broken with the entrenched political old guard in his country and made peace negotiations with Russia his top priority. Yet, instead of forthrightly supporting this new approach, FM Freeland continues with her same old anti-Russian rhetoric.