Canada’s rationalizations for continued arms exports to Saudi Arabia fly in the face of UN Expert Reports, evidence from Canadian and international NGOs working in Yemen and the far more restrictive practices by most of our western allies.
Resumption of the Liberal minority Parliament on 27 January offers a golden opportunity for the Prime Minister and his government to build a progressive coalition in favour of tougher gun regulations, resumption of diplomatic relations with Iran and an export control policy that strengthens human rights and international law.
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?