It’s not too soon to start thinking about the upcoming federal election. We are working hard to ensure there will be vigorous debate of Canada’s new arms export policy, the lack of leadership on nuclear disarmament and the need to do much, much more in support of UN peacekeeping.
To honour the proud legacy of Canadians like John Humphreys, a key architect of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Canada must stop exporting arms to Saudi Arabia.
Senate Human Rights Committee makes a series of innovative recommendations to ensure that Canada will not compromise human security for commercial interests.
Civil society prepares for Senate hearings to improve draft legislation on Canada’s accession to the Arms Trade Treaty, domestic gun control, and national security oversight.
Sign a message to Prime Minister Trudeau urging him to ensure that Canadian-made helicopters are not exported to the Philippine military, where they are almost certain to be used in the perpetration of terrible human rights abuses.
It is one of the most under-reported stories of the year and it is making a mess of Canada’s role as a peace-builder.