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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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Devastating Amnesty Report prompts USA hold on cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia

May 30, 2016

Even as Ottawa groups were planning a demonstration against the sordid Canada–Saudi arms deal, to coincide with the appearance of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan at the annual CANSEC military trade show, Amnesty International issued a devastating new report on Saudi atrocities in Yemen. The report catalogues the grave risks of injury and death facing civilians […]

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CBC’s Michael Enright on doing business with Saudi Arabia

November 10, 2015

In his opening essay for the November 8th episode of CBC Sunday Edition Michael Enright asks whether or not Canada should be doing business with one of the world’s most repressive regimes.  The essay is reproduced below in its entirety. Should Canada do business with Saudi Arabia? Michael’s essay (Michael Enright, CBC Sunday Edition, 8 […]

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