09 April 2020

Canada to resume approving military good exports to Saudi Arabia


The Canadian government, in the midst of an economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, announced it is lifting a ban on the issuance of export permits for the shipment of controlled goods to Saudi Arabia. Controlled goods include military equipment and the export of light-armoured vehicles made in London, Ont., under a controversial $14-billion contract with the kingdom of Saudia Arabia brokered by Ottawa. The federal government has also disclosed for the first time that it would have [...]