I Join With Amnesty International in Calling For An End to Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia

Yesterday, at the General Dynamics plant in London, Ontario, I joined with Amnesty International and dozens of human rights activists to condemn the Trudeau government’s sale of weaponized personnel carriers to the brutal Saudi autocracy. As I explained in my speech, the Green Party of Canada has long opposed the sale of these weapons to Saudi Arabia. In the 1970s, with the help of Pierre Trudeau’s government, this plant was converted from peaceful purposes to the construction of armoured vehicles. If Canada’s government can expend taxpayer funds to convert these manufacturing facilities into producers of weapons, it can now invest taxpayer funds to ensure that these same facilities contribute to an indispensable transition to a renewable energy economy.

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  1. lonely rico

    Bravo Dimitri and all the other Canadians denouncing the sale of Canadian weapons to the cruel and deadly regime in Saudi Arabia.

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  2. Carolyn Herbert

    Thank you. Canada needs income and to employ citizens, but to achieve this by creating and selling implements of war goes against all our morals and Canadian values. Those workers could be building EVs of all kinds to achieve reduction of transit-caused atmospheric pollution.

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  3. David William Pear

    thank you, https://www.opednews.com/articles/End-to-Weapons-Sales-to-Sa-by-Dimitri-Lascaris-Weapons-200612-361.html

    On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 8:47 AM Dimitri Lascaris wrote:

    > dimitrilascaris posted: “Yesterday, at the General Dynamics plant in > London, Ontario, I joined with Amnesty International and dozens of human > rights activists to condemn the Trudeau government’s sale of weaponized > personnel carriers to the brutal Saudi autocracy. As I explained i” >

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  4. Youri Smouter

    fantastic! but! Amnesty and others need to protest also the Saudi/Qatari/Western/Gulf led war on Syria, not entirely as defenseless and poverty stricken as Yemen, but the same cynical imperial goals. Thanks Dimitri for always fighting the good fight and hope all is going well with your campaign 🙂

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