A Non-violent PEACE & EDUCATION ACTION
on the MacKenzie-King Bridge in Ottawa
Wednesday March 28th 4:00 - 5:00 PM
to tell CADSI to stop the CANSEC Weapons Bazaar
The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) will be
concluding their annual general meeting in the nearby Shaw Centre.
CADSI is an organization which includes major national and international weapons producers who promote and sell their lethal wares in Canada and worldwide. It represents 800 Canadian military, police and surveillance companies, some of which are foreign owned. Every year, CADSI sponsors CANSEC which is Canada's largest war-industry bazaar. This event facilitates the sale of products -- including weapons systems and components of all kinds -- to the Canadian armed forces as well as the export of military hardware to dozens of foreign governments. About half of Canada's annual, multibillion-dollar military production is exported, and some 80% of those exports go to the United States. This year there will be about 250 CANSEC exhibitors.
They will be holding their weapons sales “bazaar” (CANSEC) on May 30th -31st.
We are asking CADSI and the Canadian Government to cancel CANSEC. There are many sustainable and more employment generating alternatives to weapons production and sales. Not only is military production one of the least efficient means ever conceived of to create jobs, it is obviously not environmentally sustainable or of any value in promoting much-needed social programs such as health care, education, housing, public transit, etc.
Peace and Social Concerns Committee (Quakers)
Ottawa Raging Grannies
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New COAT research on CPP investments in world's
Top-War industries and Nuclear Weapons producers
including those with
subsidiaries at CANSEC 2018: