Why is Ottawa selling arms to oppressive regimes?

Canada’s multibillion-dollar sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia this February, the largest advanced weapons contract in Canada’s history, is an affront to Ottawa’s alleged commitment to human rights in the Middle East.

But this unprecedented $10-billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, a known human rights abuser, makes clear that these values hold no water when there is a profit to be made.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/03/10/why_is_ottawa_selling_arms_to_oppressive_regimes.html

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