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Groups like Amnesty International have criticized the Liberals for honouring the contract.
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The demonstrations were sanctioned at the highest levels of the former Conservative government.
Even the most ardent Conservative supporters must wonder what principled position is behind the recent government-sponsored arms deal with Saudi Arabia that will send over $10 billion worth of Light Armoured Vehicles to one of the most anti-woman and repressive countries in the world. Outside its borders, the Saudi royal family uses its immense wealth to promote and fund many of the most reactionary, anti-women social forces in the world. The Conservatives have ignored these abuses, staying quiet when the regime killed "Arab Spring" protesters and intervened in Bahrain. Worse still, the Harper government's hostility towards Iran and backing of last July's military takeover in Egypt partly reflects their pro-Saudi orientation.
EDMONTON - A big part of the Canadian army's fleet of light armoured vehicles is getting a billion-dollar makeover to make them tougher, safer and more mobile.Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose announ...