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.
While Ceasefire.ca takes a one-week break, let the Prime Minister know that Canadians share his determination to stand up to Saudi Arabian bullying.
Preliminary examination of Canada’s national implementing legislation for the Arms Trade Treaty reveals some serious concerns.
Canadians not only oppose selling arms to despots but also want more transparency on arms export decision making.
Open letter calls on PM to rescind export permits for Saudi arms deal.