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International, Politics

Reforms and defence policy first, weapons later, Canada tells Ukraine

Ukraine needs to carry out deep structural reforms and develop a clear defence policy before it goes on a shopping spree for sophisticated Western and Canadian military equipment, says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. The issue of Canadian Ukrainian military and »

Economy, Society

CANSEC defence industry show draws protesters and politicians

Canada’s largest defence and security industry trade show got underway in Ottawa Wednesday morning amid peaceful protests outside the venue at the capital’s EY Centre. The annual trade show, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is hosted by »

International, Politics, Society

Canada wants a bigger share of India’s defence procurement market

Ottawa is working towards strengthening its defence and security ties with New Delhi and hopes the country’s high-tech defence industries will make greater inroads in India’s ambitious arms procurement program, says Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. India has been the »

International, Politics, Society

Government presents legislation to join Arms Trade Treaty

Almost a year after Ottawa announced that it is joining the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty(ATT), the Liberal government has introduced new legislation that will require Canadian companies that want to sell weapons through foreign subsidiaries get permission from the »

International, Politics, Society

Canada’s arms trade dilemma

A remotely operated machine gun swivelling on its base with robotic grace, its electronic eye searching for targets, greeted you at the entrance to the trade show at Ottawa’s EY Centre. A giant convention floor filled with booths featuring guns, »

International, Politics, Society

Canada’s top soldier predicts busy, uncertain security environment

If the current pace of Canada’s military deployments seems busy now, it is likely to get a lot more hectic and unpredictable in the future, says the country’s top soldier. Speaking at CANSEC 2016, billed as Canada’s Global Defence and Security »

Economy, Society

Canada’s largest military and defence trade show attracting record number of participants

Canada’s largest defence trade show, CANSEC 2014, opened in Ottawa on Wednesday (May 28) expecting a record number of participants: 10,000 registrants and 335 exhibiting companies. Military delegations from 15 countries have confirmed their attendance: Argentina, Bahrain, Chile, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Israel, »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s defence industry – economic priorities vs human rights

Even though Canada’s defence industry makes billions of dollars annually, most Canadians are not aware of the extent of defence exports, and some organizations like Project Ploughshares are concerned by where these exports are going. The industry gets a lot »