In his article, Trading principles: How Canada’s pursuit of military exports has left a trail of secrecy and lax standards, Cesar Jaramillo, Program Officer of Project Ploughshares, offers an overview of the Saudi arms deal. More importantly, however, Jaramillo provides an accessible articulation of why Canada's recent decision to sell Canadian-made armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia is cause for concern.
By: Jen Konkle, Communications Coordinator at Conrad Grebel University College
“Advancing peace requires many hands. It requires shoulders to lean on, and to stand on. It is sustained by the mundane tasks that make daily life possible,” explained Paul Heidebrecht, director of Conrad Grebel University College’s MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement. “Peace becomes possible when we experience genuine community.”