A Clear Majority Of Canadians OPPOSE Selling Combat Vehicles To Saudi Arabia

Both the Liberals and Conservatives have ignored the will of the Canadian people.

With Saudi Arabia continuing to show zero respect for Canada through escalating actions against our country, it seems they still want the $15 billion worth of combat vehicles that we’re selling to them.

The deal was originally approved by the Harper government, and the Trudeau government agreed to give an export permit for the sale, meaning both the Conservatives and Liberals made the deal possible.

And yet, the Canadian People are heavily against it.

In September 2017, a Nanos Poll found that 64% of Canadians oppose the sale of the combat vehicles to the Saudi regime.

44% “opposed” the sales, while 20% “somewhat opposed” it.

Meanwhile, a mere 14% “support” the sales, and another 15% “somewhat support” it. 8% said they were “unsure.”

This makes perfect sense, since the majority of Canadians can see that Saudi Arabia is opposed to what Canada stands for, and is a nation we shouldn’t be arming.

Instead, we should be building up our own military.

Unfortunately, both the Conservatives and Liberals ignored the will of the Canadian People by allowing the sale to go through, which not only makes Saudi Arabia more powerful, but weakened our ability to stand up to them.

That’s why the sale must be reversed, the export permit revoked, and those combat vehicles instead purchased by the Canadian military. We need to listen to the voice of our citizens and strengthen our own country, instead of enabling the Saudi regime.

Spencer Fernando

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4 comments Add yours
  1. But that would require the Trudeau government to actually SPEND money building up our military – and this without all the gender parity and equality requirements they are pushing on other projects.

  2. Gotta say, this is one of the very rare times I disagree with this fine site.

    Saudi Arabia is somewhere between 10,000 and 12,000 miles away from Canada depending.

    The range of a C7 is about a mile and a half. And the range on those APCs? Well they cannot drive across the ocean with them

    I say we GIVE them the guns and build ammo factories on several different parts of the Arabian peninsula. Same with the trucks. Although it might be fun to engineer them to run on ethanol.

  3. Trying to find out what country or foreign consortium owns these weapons manufacturers? The fact that Canadian soil manufacturers wherever they are from, has supplied all Iraq’s Military’s combat guns (illegal in Canada) with many more being sold on the black market and now more of these armored vehicles being sold, to countries, who our own governments are trying to emulate it seems, and we in such a weakened state, no protection, with no borders, and foreign puppets at the controls, who want to pick a fight? Is it the Saudis who own our debt? No information here? Or is it this fake puppet government just expect to run to our strong neighbor again for help? The USA has already sent the Saudis a statement on our behalf or CBC said so so may not be true? Again we need a democratic truthful government for the Canadian people. (I cannot believe Mr. Harper was involved, but there you go, if true.)

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