Event: Canada and the Arms Trade

Ploughshares Conventional Weapons, Featured

When: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2021
Where: Online (Register at Eventbrite)

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 historical role in the arms trade, current trends, and what lies on the path ahead.


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

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