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Canada and the Arms Trade

February 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

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In 2019, Canada acceded to the Arms Trade Treaty, the first binding international framework to control the trade and transfer of weapons systems. That year, Canada also exported more weapons abroad than at any point in its history. Many of these arms were sold to repressive regimes and fueled some of the world’s most heinous conflicts. Join Project Ploughshares for a virtual discussion on Canada’s past and present role in the international arms trade and discover:

  • The drivers and outcomes of Canada’s growing weapons exports;
  • Which countries are receiving Canadian arms, and the conflicts in which they are being used;
  • The legal and humanitarian ramifications of these trends.

Panelists:

  • Allison Pytlak, Programme Manager, Reaching Critical Will, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
  • Anthony Fenton, Researcher and PhD candidate, York University, Toronto
  • Kenneth Epps, former Policy Adviser, Project Ploughshares

Details

Date:
February 22, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canada-and-the-arms-trade-tickets-139957854711?aff=ebdsoporgprofile#

Organizer

Branka Marijan
Phone:
+1 519-888-6541 ext. 24301
Email:
bmarijan@ploughshares.ca
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Venue

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Office Address

Project Ploughshares
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6 Canada
Phone: 519-888-6541 • FAX: 519-888-0018
Toll Free Number: 1-888-907-3223
Email: plough@ploughshares.ca

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Project Ploughshares is the peace research institute of The Canadian Council of Churches.

And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war anymore. – Isaiah 2:4

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