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Thread: DND Helped Boost Bids For Armoured Vehicle Contracts In Kuwait, UAE

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    So the Harper government was using our armed forces as salesmen for arms merchants to make a sale to some of the most totalitarian regimes in the world.

    Mr. Trudeau, it's time to cancel these sales.

    "The Canadian military has been asked on three occasions since 2012 to provide a light armoured vehicle and crew in order to help the Canadian manufacturer market its wares to two of Saudi Arabia's Persian Gulf neighbours.

    The LAV demonstrations in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada, were sanctioned at the highest levels of the former Conservative government, part of a determined effort to capitalize on a controversial $14.8-billion arms sale to the oil-rich kingdom."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/01...n_8982218.html
    Last edited by kkozoriz; 15-01-2016 at 10:49 AM.

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    3000 Canadian full time jobs for 14 years? Don't think so.

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    ^agree 100%, the NDP policy on this was crazy. Those are important jobs. If we don't supply these weapons, a company in France, or England, or the US, or somewhere else will. Its like blaming the gun for the actions of the shooter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    Its like blaming the gun for the actions of the shooter.
    Would Saudi Arabia pass a firearm background check? Likely not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^agree 100%, the NDP policy on this was crazy. Those are important jobs. If we don't supply these weapons, a company in France, or England, or the US, or somewhere else will. Its like blaming the gun for the actions of the shooter.
    The thing is, once supplied, the shooters change. The US armed up Iraq and now ISIS has a lot of that weaponry. I think this is a reoccurring theme even when it's the same shooter, change still occurs when alliances change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^agree 100%, the NDP policy on this was crazy. Those are important jobs. If we don't supply these weapons, a company in France, or England, or the US, or somewhere else will. Its like blaming the gun for the actions of the shooter.
    Well let's sell some to North Korea then. If we don't then China will anyway.

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