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Major amendments needed to Canada’s Arms Trade Treaty legislation

October 30, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: DEEPLY FLAWED ARMS TRADE BILL MUST BE AMENDED TO STOP CANADIAN WEAPONS FALLING INTO HANDS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS GROUPS WARN Bill C-47  IS INCOMPLETE AND DOES NOT COVER THE MAJORITY OF CANADIAN ARMS EXPORTS Canada’s welcome commitment to accede to the global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) risks being fundamentally undermined by troubling shortcomings […]

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Canada is failing the people of Yemen

August 25, 2017

The crisis in Yemen continues to worsen as the Saudi-led coalition forces and Houthi rebels blatantly disregard the damage being inflicted on innocent Yemeni civilians. Famine and disease have spread through the country unchecked, due in large part to a Saudi-imposed blockade on air and sea ports that has resulted in a desperate shortage of food, […]

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Trudeau government: Room for improvement on key security issues

July 5, 2016

As we finish our Canada Day celebrations and the first long weekend of summer, it is a fitting time to provide a mid-term evaluation of some of the issues we have been tracking over the last few months. Arms Trade Treaty First the good news: Foreign Minister Dion announced June 30th, that on June 17th […]

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Open Letter to PM urging Public Inquiry on Afghan Detainee Transfers

June 8, 2016

Signed by 41 human rights experts, former and current parliamentarians and other eminent Canadians, an Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was just released by the Rideau Institute, further to their earlier report, entitled: Torture of Afghan Detainees: Canada’s Alleged Complicity and the Need for a Public Inquiry, (Omar Sabry, September, 2015, Rideau Institute […]

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