Government support for the arms industry

Kelsey Gallagher Analysis and Commentary, Conventional Weapons, Featured, News, Ploughshares Monitor

For more than half a century, Canadian arms manufacturers have been selling weapons to foreign states. Much of this economic activity is the direct result of government assistance. From brokering contracts to staffing international arms fairs, the Canadian government goes to bat for Canadian weapons manufacturers.

Analyzing Canada’s 2019 Exports of Military Goods report

Kelsey Gallagher Conventional Weapons, Featured, Ploughshares Monitor

According to Canada’s 2019 Exports of Military Goods report, last year Canada exported weapons worth almost $4-billion—the highest value on public record. Saudi Arabia, which received 76 per cent of those weapons, is now almost certainly Canada’s prime customer, unseating the United States.

Canada’s top five arms contracts to the U.S. – 2015-2020

Kelsey Gallagher Analysis and Commentary, Conventional Weapons, Featured, News

The most recently released federal records indicates that Canada transferred over $2-billion CAD in military exports to customers around the world in 2018. Left unpublished are the vast military exports …

Disarming Security: Project Ploughshares and Canadian military export policy

Ploughshares Conventional Weapons

On February 14, 2015, Ed Fast, the former Canadian Minister of International Trade, helped announce the largest advanced manufacturing contract in Canadian history. A brilliant economic achievement on paper, the …

Arms export win is human rights loss

Kenneth Epps Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security

Author Kenneth Epps Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 1 Spring 2014 A $10-billion deal announced by Ottawa will supply weapons-equipped vehicles to Saudi armed forces An enormous order …