by Richard Sanders, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
This latest issue of Press for Conversion! magazine, which marks COAT’s 20th anniversary, includes numerous articles and tables exposing Canada’s most profitable war industries and their complicity in the manufacture of dozens of major weapons systems used in Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and elsewhere.
COAT’s report also provides details on:
– Canadian military exports to 62 countries with troops engaged in foreign wars and/or major internal armed conflicts
– Canada’s huge war industry trade bazaar (CANSEC), and the broadly-based public struggle to oppose it
– Government handouts from the Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade to CANSEC organizers (the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries)
– Industry Canada’s generous financial support for Canada’s largest military manufacturers and exporters
Canada Pension Plan investments in many of the world’s top 100 weapons makers
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