Canada gets cozy with repressive Middle East monarchies

Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan was on a tour of the Middle East last week. While Justin Trudeau’s government embraces repressive Middle East monarchies, they want us to believe their campaign to oust Venezuela’s government is motivated by support for democracy and human rights. On a tour of the Middle East last week Defence... Continue Reading →

SNC Lavalin scandal blowback from corrupt Canadian foreign policy

This story also appears on the Real News Network. Canada’s corrupt foreign policy practices have come home to roost on Parliament Hill. Justin Trudeau’s government is engulfed in a major political scandal that lays bare corporate power in Ottawa. But, SNC Lavalin’s important role in Canadian foreign policy has largely been ignored in discussion of... Continue Reading →

Conservatives promote Canada as arms dealer

Psst. Looking for arms? Guns, ammunition, high tech supplies, armoured vehicles, and more, all quality Canadian made. Background check? We can get around that. Not democratic? No worries. Tools of repression? Sounds good to us. Stephen Harper's Conservatives are working to expand Canadian arms exports and the focus is Middle Eastern monarchies entangled in a... Continue Reading →

Canadian arms sale promotes misogyny, royal repression

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper claims to take "strong, principled positions in our dealings with other nations, whether popular or not." But, even the most ardent Conservative supporters must wonder what principled position is behind the recent government-sponsored arms deal with Saudi Arabia that will send over $10 billion worth of Light Armoured Vehicles to... Continue Reading →

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