Canada has blood on its hands.
Now in its sixth year, the Saudi-led, Canada-armed war on Yemen has killed almost a quarter of a million people. Over 4 million people have been displaced because of the war, and 80% of the population, including 12.2 million children, are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.
It’s despicable for Canada to be profiting from selling arms to Saudi Arabia and thus arming the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet in Yemen.
On September 28, 2020, the UN Human Rights Council named Canada as one of the parties fueling the ongoing war in Yemen by continuing arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Canada exported nearly $2.9-billion worth of military equipment to Saudi Arabia in 2019.
After months of escalating organizing across the country — from arms blockades and banner drops, to car caravans and dozens of protests, to media exposés and damning reports — we know the Trudeau government is feeling the pressure.
Send a letter now calling on the Canadian government to stop sending weapons to Saudi Arabia and stop arming the horrific war in Yemen. Canada must immediately end all arms exports to Saudi Arabia, expand humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen, and work with trade unions to develop a plan for the conversion of facilities from military production to peaceful, green production with good, stable jobs.