On Canada’s role in the global arms trade, in responding to the growing nuclear peril, and in helping end the dangerous American confrontation with Iran, the Justin Trudeau Liberals need concrete, credible and courageous diplomatic peacemaking and peacebuilding options.
What can be more important for the “rules based international order” that Foreign Minister Freeland purports to champion than binding nuclear arms control agreements? Canadian leadership please!
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.