It’s ‘unacceptable’ Canada has yet to finish a review, eight months in, on weapons permits to Saudi Arabia, say critics of the LAV contract.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has said Canada is reviewing its arms exports to Saudi Arabia. That review is now in its eighth month. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Arms exports to Saudi Arabia doubled to $1.2-billion in 2018, which advocates say makes Canada “complicit” in human rights violations and “puts a lie” to Canada’s ongoing eight-month review of the munitions it’s sending to the desert kingdom.
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Conservative MP Peter Kent calls the The National's four host configuration 'a messy format', while NDP MP Peter Julian says the four hosts have been effective in 'putting forward often very courageous positions.'
A House Government Operations and Estimates Committee report highlights a lack of tools and services available to military members and veterans to help them navigate the federal public service hiring process.
'It’s important for me to let you know that this is an election year, but the work won’t stop. The work continues until the writ drops for 35 days,' Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said.
Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.