Justin Trudeau says Canada is looking to pull out of Saudi arms deal
- Contracted sale of armoured vehicles is worth C$14.8bn
- Pressure to cancel over Khashoggi killing and Yemen war
Canada is looking for a way to end a multibillon-dollar deal to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, according to the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, but the country hasn’t yet figured out how to leave the agreement.
“We are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of no longer exporting these vehicles to Saudi Arabia,” Trudeau told CTV’s Question Period on Sunday, in the latest signal that his government is increasingly likely to terminate the contract.Continue reading...