09 April 2020

Canada lifting a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, opposition wants big deal scrapped


OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is lifting a freeze on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and has renegotiated a much-criticized $14 billion contract to sell General Dynamics Corp armored vehicles to Riyadh, Ottawa said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks during news conference in Riga, Latvia March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo The “significant improvements” to the contract would secure thousands of jobs at the U.S. firm’s Canadian [...]