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WikiLeaks reveals Stealth Fighter push

As you may know, the Canadian government wants to buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters for at least $16 billion, the largest military procurement in this country’s history. Lockheed Martin is the second largest weapons manufacturer in the world. In an unprecedented move, the Department of National Defence went across the country this fall [...]

War on Earth

Chris Benjamin: If money talks, what does it say that Canada spends 12 times more on the Department of National Defence than it does on Environment Canada, and 120 times more on defence than it does on climate change mitigation?

Exposing Canada’s War Industry Profiteers

The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) has just published a 50-page report called “CANSEC: War is Business.” This latest issue of Press for Conversion! magazine, which marks COAT’s 20th anniversary, includes numerous articles and tables exposing Canada’s most profitable war industries and their complicity in the manufacture of dozens of major weapons systems [...]

Letter to UNB President Eddy Campbell on concerns with military collaboration

Dr. Eddy Campbell, President of University of New Brunswick Sir Howard Douglas Hall, Rm 111 University of New Brunswick 3 Bailey Drive P.O. Box 4400 Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 Dear Dr. Campbell We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your recent appointment as President of the University of New Brunswick. As [...]

Military Ties at Dalhousie’s Centre for Foreign Policy Studies

Is academic integrity at Halifax’s largest university compromised by funding from the military?

UAE ‘boosting military imports’

The United Arab Emirates has become the world’s third-largest importer of weapons after China and India, rising from 16th place in just four years, a Swedish think tank, the Stockholm International Peace Research Insititute (Sipri), says. The UAE bought 80 F-16E combat aircraft from the United States and 50 Mirage 2000-9 fighters from France over [...]

Todd Stelmach in court for refusing to fill out census

Todd Stelmach says he saw it is as opportunity to tell people that the Canadian government is contracting out some of the census work to Lockheed Martin, a U.S. weapons manufacturer.

7 Reasons You Should Join the March on the Pentagon on March 21, 2009

1 The war in Afghanistan is expanding and widening. 2 About 350,000 U.S. troops and U.S.-paid private contractors (mercenaries) still occupy Iraq. 3 Israel’s Siege of Gaza remains in place, with the full backing of Washington. 4 The new Justice Department has announced that it will continue the policy of renditions, meaning the CIA and [...]

Culture of war must change

When Lockheed Martin, the world’s leading weapons/arms dealer and maker of MKVs (multiple kill vehicles), attempted to recruit students at the University of New Brunswick, on what is still considered by many as hallowed halls of learning, students took action.

Israel Supplying Canadian Air Force

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has delivered the first Heron UAV system to the Canadian Air Force.