Trudeau’s Saudi-deal struggle: dollars and jobs, or credibility and integrity
By Scott TaylorOct. 31, 2018
The continued sale of Canadian-made light armoured vehicles to the Saudi regime illustrates the federal government’s hypocrisy.
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and never came out alive. The Saudi government now admits his death inside the consulate was ‘premeditated.’ April Brady photograph courtesy of the Project on Middle East Democracy
OTTAWA—In the bizarre world of international espionage it would seem that foreign spy agencies are more bungling than Hollywood comedy characters Austin Powers and Johnny English.
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