Canada’s deal to equip Saudi Arabia with armoured vehicles is even larger than previously thought, according to official data obtained by Project Ploughshares through an Access to Information request.
Celebrated by the Canadian government as the “largest advanced manufacturing export win” in the country’s existence, the recently announced $10-billion sale of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia poses a “significant risk” of contributing to serious human rights violations.
The Conservative government opened the way in 2012 for a major Canadian uranium mining company to export raw uranium to China by changing longstanding nuclear non-proliferation rules to ones described by the government’s own report as “weak”.
The United States signed the Arms Trade Treaty last week, raising the total number of signatures to 107. Unfortunately, Canada remains one of the shrinking number of countries that have failed to sign the treaty. Months after Canada voted in favour of the treaty at the UN General Assembly, the Harper government remains reluctant to […]
The disastrous consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, discussed at two recent conferences in Oslo, underline the need for a Nuclear Weapons Convention banning the weapons. Cesar Jaramillo argues that Canada should lead the call for such a ban.
Negotiations towards a global Arms Trade Treaty ended without an agreement last month when the Obama administration, under pressure from the pro-gun National Rifle Association and facing a presidential election in November, effectively killed a deal by demanding more time on the last day of negotiations.