This week we deplore continued Israeli legal impunity, welcome a possible national handgun ban, lament the Huawei 5 G ban, warn anew against Canada joining ballistic missile defence and applaud some solid ideas for a Ukraine peace deal.
Today’s blog highlights failing efforts of the Trump administration to kill off the Iran nuclear deal once and for all, measures to respond to Belarus unrest without inflaming East-West tensions and the new Conservative leader’s retrograde plan to take Canadian gun control back to the days before the Montreal massacre.
There is majority Canadian support for a total ban on civilian possession of handguns and assault rifles. It’s time for the Government of Canada to act.
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.
Civil society prepares for Senate hearings to improve draft legislation on Canada’s accession to the Arms Trade Treaty, domestic gun control, and national security oversight.