defense & security
Canada Will Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia, but Says It Might Cancel the Deal After They’re Sold
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said he couldn't cancel the $15 million arms deal. Then he said he could, but wouldn't. Now he's saying he doesn't want to.
No One Running for PM Plans to Scrap Canada's Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia
The $15-billion agreement to ship Light Armored Vehicles to Saudi Arabia is the largest export contract in Canadian history. It was controversial last year, but has barely registered on the campaign trail.
war and conflict
Canada Is Helping a Private Arms Company Sell Light Armored Vehicles in the Middle East
An exclusive VICE News investigation shows that Canada’s program to export Light Armored Vehicles didn’t stop at a $15-billion deal with Saudi Arabia — they’ve been looking for other buyers, including Kuwait.
Ben Makuch and Justin Ling