Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spurns a high-level meeting on nuclear dangers hosted by her Swedish counterpart. Meanwhile, she and the Prime Minister remain silent over heightening tensions between Iran and USA.
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.
The utter lack of constructive Canadian engagement is the disturbing theme that unites this week’s roundup of events regarding Venezuela, Saudi arms transfers, increased Russia-USA tensions and Trumpian efforts to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
Social justice activist and author Monia Mazigh calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be courageous at home and abroad in 2019 – cancelling the sordid Saudi arms deal, promoting peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and supporting development in Yemen.
We call on Canada to join with Germany and other European allies to do everything possible to get Russia and the U.S. back to the arms control negotiating table.
By ending arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Canada can make a real difference toward genuine accountability in the brutal Khashoggi murder and in impeding Saudi Arabia’s ability to continue its monstrous war in Yemen.