Germany has extended its ban on weapons to Saudi Arabia for another six months. It will take a Trump veto to override the action of the USA Congress to end that country’s role in the Yemen war. When will Canada finally do what is right?
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With the U.S. Congress poised to end any American military role in Yemen and most of Canada’s allies having already ended their arms exports to Saudi Arabia, when is Canada finally going to do the right thing?
Five key civil society organizations deliver new written and oral briefings to Senators on the key legislative changes needed to bring Canada into compliance with global arms trade standards.
The government is playing a cynical waiting game, hoping the outcry over continued Canadian military assistance to Saudi Arabia’s barbarous war effort in Yemen will just die away. We must not let that happen.
We can make a real difference. Stopping our military exports will impede Saudi Arabia’s military capacity to continue to wreak havoc in Yemen. It would also be a powerful, tangible, positive demonstration of support for human rights and the rule of law, at a time when they are under global attack.