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International, Politics

Canada cuts new deal with Saudi Arabia, clearing way for more arms sales

Canada has renegotiated a new contract with Saudi Arabia, allowing Ottawa to speak more freely about a controversial deal to export hundreds of light armoured vehicles (LAVs) and clearing the way for more arms sales to the kingdom, the foreign »

International, Politics

Saudi Arabia makes $665M payment on Canadian LAV contract

Saudi Arabia has paid about $665 million on nearly $3.4 billion the oil-rich kingdom owed in late payments for Canadian-produced Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs), according to financial results released by General Dynamics last week. Jason W. Aiken, General Dynamics senior »

International, Politics

Saudi Arabia is $3.4B behind on its payments for Canadian LAVs

Saudi Arabia owes about $3.4 billion in late payments for Canadian-produced Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs), according to the latest quarterly financial results released by General Dynamics last week. The Liberal government approved the controversial deal, signed by the previous Conservative »

International, Politics

Footage of Canadian LAVs in Yemen raises new questions about Saudi arms deal

Images of what appear to be Canadian-made light armoured vehicles (LAV) captured or destroyed by Houthi rebels during recent fighting in the borderlands between Yemen and Saudi Arabia are triggering fresh calls for Ottawa to cancel its multibillion arms deal »

International, Politics

Advocacy groups call on Canada to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia

As Canada formally acceded to the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Tuesday, a coalition of Canadian civil society groups is calling on the federal government to cancel its multibillion contract to supply Saudi Arabia with advanced armoured vehicles. The coalition, »

International, Politics

Canada sanctions 17 Saudi officials linked to Khashoggi murder

Canada announced Thursday targeted sanctions against 17 Saudi nationals linked to the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi but the man who the CIA and Turkish officials believe ordered the killing is not on Ottawa’s sanctions list. The sanctions »


EXCLUSIVE: New video purports to show Canadian LAVs being used in Saudi crackdown

New video footage obtained by Radio Canada International appears to show for the first time Canadian-made Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) being deployed by Saudi security forces in an operation to quash resistance by Shia militants in the restless east of »

Economy, Highlights, International, Society

Update: Armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia -approved

When it was announced in 2014 by the previous Conservative government of Steven Harper, the deal to sell light armoured vehicles (LAV) to Saudi Arabia was one of the biggest single arms contracts ever for Canada, worth $15 billion. There »

Economy, International, Society

Canada to proceed with multi-billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia

The federal government is going ahead with its controversial $15-billion sale of state-of-the-art light armoured vehicles (LAVs) to Saudi Arabia even as it publicly condemns the kingdom’s human rights record. Foreign Affairs Minster Stéphane Dion denounced the mass execution of »

International, Society

Military monuments to honour Canada’s Afghan war effort

Across Canada many of the cenotaphs marking the fallen veterans of wars and conflict. They and other locations of significance, perhaps armouries or Royal Canadian Legion branches, or even city parks may  also be the site for military monuments. These »