Enough, please: Canada selling arms to everyone it can

Which is why it isn’t surprising the government is endorsing CANSEC—Canada’s premier defense trade show—and officially encouraging all Canadian armed forces personnel to attend the event in Ottawa less than two weeks from now.

In a recently released government memorandum, the Chief Review Services office says CF soldiers and Department of National Defence personnel are “authorized and highly encouraged to visit the CANSEC 2014 exhibits,” because they’ll get the chance to “network with industry leaders.” In other words, soldiers and DND bureaucrats will rub shoulders with foreign army officers and arms producers touting the latest in war machines.

When it comes to military technology, drones are Canada’s bread and butter with emerging companies all over the country. In 2011, little-known Waterloo company Aeryon dealt drones to Libyan rebels fighting General Gadaffi.



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