Can you believe it? The Harper government has approved export permits for the shipment of 15 billion dollars’ worth of Canadian-built military equipment to the repressive regime in Saudi Arabia. Sign our petition right away.
Saudi Arabia’s feudal government has outlawed political dissent, routinely conducts public beheadings and floggings, and strictly controls the activities of women, who cannot yet even vote. Worse still, it used Canadian-built military vehicles to help the government of Bahrain crush peaceful pro-democracy protestors.
Canadian export control policies prohibit the export of military equipment where there is a reasonable risk that the importing country will use these weapons to perpetrate human rights abuses.
Sign our petition and urge the government to deny any further transfers of arms or other military equipment to Saudi Arabia.
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