Bill S-10, which is designed to bring Canada into compliance with the UN Convention on Cluster Munitions, contains serious flaws.
Canada still possesses hundreds of cluster bombs it purchased during the Cold War. DND recently began the expensive and dangerous process of dismantling the munitions.
A global treaty that bans the use of cluster bombs, a weapon containing multiple – often hundreds – of small explosive submunitions or bomblets, will take effect today, August 1st, when the treaty, signed by 107 countries, becomes legally binding. Steve Goose, who is the co-chair of the Cluster Munition Coalition, comments that, “Nations that […]