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Arms exports to Saudi Arabia reach $1.2-billion in 2018, despite calls for Canada to suspend permits

By Samantha Wright Allen      

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.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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