Keeping a commitment for real peace made by Canada's new government.
Today Canada, after the poor ten years of the Conservative Government, especially in human rights, has the opportunity to retake its role as a positive influence in promoting full respect for human rights.
The European Union, as well as many UN bodies and other organisations have clearly demanded to stop any deals with Saudi Arabia that support their violations of Human rights in the region. Canada's selling weapons, ammunition, armoured vehicles, given the terrible record of the Saudi record, is a violation to our own Charter of Rights. Saudi's lack of respect for other peoples is pathetic and they have become one of the most aggressive GOVERNMENTS in promoting war and attacks to all peoples of the region. Their association with Turkey is one of the key factors in attempting to prolong war and divide Syria. WHERE IS STANDING CANADA ON THIS ISSUE?
Canada's Prime Minister stated the interest in BECOMING a real factor for peace. An we accepted that as a positive challenge. Getting out of that war directly or by proxy (which is to provide Saudi Arabia of additional means to carry out war) is what we all expect.
Building peace is incompatible with promoting arms sales. The government and Minister S. Dion seem to be promoting "business" for more than $15 billions in weapons... That will only promote additional killing and destruction in the entire region.Please, stop the terrible massacre that has been imposed on the middle east people. The acceptance of syrian refugees is an important step... yet selling US15 billions on armoured vehicles like the one in the photo are a DIRECT form a promoting repression and war. Jose Venturelli MD
Globe and Mail, from Toronto indicates what are these armoured vehicles: This contradicts Justin Trudeau’s assertion during the federal election campaign that the deal brokered by the Canadian government was merely for what amount to “jeeps.”