Archive » Tag: Canadian Military Spending

Updates on global ceasefire, sanctions relief and new global priorities

April 13, 2020

Canada’s welcome initiative to build international support for a global ceasefire lacks credibility so long as we keep fanning the flames of conflict in Yemen through our continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

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The real problem is excessive military spending by the USA

July 16, 2018

The usually hawkish Globe and Mail has a commentary by columnist Lawrence Martin that gets it right this time — rather than NATO members being guilty of spending too little on defence, the real problem is the obscene level of overspending by the USA. Martin notes first that, even without taking into account the American […]

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Trump pressures Canada to double defence spending

May 29, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump tried to dress down fellow NATO members for not spending enough on their armed forces in a speech at the NATO summit on Thursday. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, condemned the President’s comments: “I was appalled by his condescending remarks to NATO leaders today, […]

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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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