Saudi Arms Sales; Letter sent to the Globe: 2016/02/26
Pierre Trudeau described Lester Pearson – the father of Canadian peacekeeping – as the “unfrocked prince of peace” for allowing American nuclear weapons to be stationed on Canadian soil. Now Justin Trudeau – promising to “renew Canada’s commitment to peacekeeping” – proposes to authorize the sale of weaponized armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, a country which violates the human rights of its own citizens as well as those of civilians in neighbouring countries. What the frock, Justin? You’re no Prince of Peace either.