Tag Archives: Arms Trade Treaty

Canada potential spoiler in firearms treaty

As Ceasefire reported a few months ago, the Harper government’s firearms ideology may be standing in the way of progress on an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT is a proposed multilateral treaty aimed at controlling the international trade in conventional firearms. The treaty is currently being planned in a series of preparatory committees, […]

Canada reverses position on Arms Trade Treaty

The Conservative government has repositioned itself as a less-than-useful partner in the lead-up to negotiations on the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty, reports Kenneth Epps, senior program officer at Project Ploughshares (Kenneth Epps, “Hunting down an Arms Trade Treaty,” Embassy Magazine, 3 August 2011). Epps points to the influence of the domestic gun lobby as […]