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Armed drones may be prone to targeting errors

June 19, 2017

We learned on June 7th that Canada intends to acquire armed drones for “precision targeting”. Despite widespread concerns about their misuse both in situations of armed conflict and otherwise, the government has provided no real rationale for why Canada needs them nor any policy framework to guard against their abuse. The use of armed drones […]

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Canada spurns UN nuclear disarmament plan

August 26, 2016

In an article which first appeared in Wednesday’s Hill Times, former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament Doug Roche delivered a stinging rebuke to the Liberal government for its recent actions in the Geneva Conference on Disarmament. See Canada Turns Back on UN Nuclear Disarmament Plan (Douglas Roche, 24 August 2016). The focus of his concern was the […]

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Majority of Canadians say NO to selling arms to despots

July 14, 2016

A new poll by NANOS Research shows a strong majority of Canadians oppose selling military goods to Saudi Arabia, China, and Algeria, countries in the top ten buyers of defence and security gear from Canada, but with dismal human rights records. Saudi Arabia, as we have reported many times over, consistently ranks among the “worst […]

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Call to Action by Five Former Canadian Disarmament Ambassadors

June 21, 2016

In a Commentary in today’s Ottawa Citizen, Five former Canadian Ambassadors for Disarmament, Douglas Roche, Peggy Mason, Chris Westdal, Paul Meyer and Marius Grinius, under four different Prime Ministers, outline what Canada can do to help eliminate nuclear weapons. How did the world move from the “downward” trend of nuclear weapons [in the 1990s] to […]

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