Canada's deal with Saudi Arabia contradicts trading principles

Friday, February 27, 2015

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. In Jaramillo's words, "Canada had inked the largest military exports contract in the country’s history with one of the world’s worst human rights violators".