Modest but important steps in the direction of diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine; strengthening the nuclear testing taboo, and disturbing new reasons why Canada should end its arms exports to Saudi Arabia are some of our topics in today’s blog post.
International and domestic pressure increases as official figures show a dramatic surge in Canadian LAV exports to Saudi Arabia since the Prime Minister stated he was “looking for a way out of the Saudi arms deal”.
Large group of NGOs call on Trudeau government to end the export of Canadian-made LAVs to Saudi Arabia. Also get the latest on efforts to tighten domestic gun controls, and find out how IWD 2019 is celebrated around the world.
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.
Continued arming of Saudi Arabia in its brutal war on Yemeni civilians puts in question the values that countless Canadian soldiers believed they were fighting to uphold.