Canada must do its part to rein in the global arms industry.
Former deputy minister of National Defence Charles “Buzz” Nixon is calling on the Harper government to abandon its purchase of a new fleet of fighter jets and revise Canada’s entire defence posture.
The Conservative government’s drive to expand Canada’s arms industry is drawing on diplomats, government trade representatives, and senior ministers to aid Canadian companies as they aggressively pursue military exports to unsavoury regimes.
Learn more about the defence lobby from Ceasefire.ca’s new factsheet, “Inside Canada’s Defence Lobby.”
The Conservative government is trying to ease restrictions on arms exports to four countries – Peru, Chile, Brazil and South Korea.
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