Articles relating to "Secure Canada 2008"

Ottawa Sun

Exhibit adds to OT woes: Police budget already stretched thin (July 27, 2008)

Councillors up in arms over security exhibit (August 23, 2008)

Up in arms council gets way with staff (August 28, 2008)

Controversial exhibit cancelled (Sept. 25, 2008)

Ottawa Citizen

U.S. Embassy booking reopens debate on arms shows (August 25, 2008)

Gag order: Privy Council Office tightens muzzle on public service for campaign" (Sept. 19, 2008)
PCO election edict puts brakes on bureaucrats' business (Sept. 19, 2008)

Defence show cancelled over protests (Sept. 25, 2008)

Politicians should stop taking cheap shots at defence industry (Sept. 27, 2008)

EXPO magazine
Canadian defense shows cancelled after speakers bow out (Sept.25, 2008)

Peace and Environment News

Weapons Show Coming to Lansdowne Park (Sept. 2008)

The Tyee
Activists claim victory after Ottawa arms show tanked (Sept. 24, 2008)
(Contains inaccuracies. Activists did not claim victory and they say COAT stands for Call Off the Arms Trade.)

Media release
Tech Net North announces cancellation of arms show (Sept.18, 2008)

Coop Radio (Vancouver BC)
Ottawa to host military trade show (Sept. 17, 2008)


A few online articles:

(a Mohawk grandmother and writer living near Sharbot Lake, southwest of Ottawa. Her articles appear in Mohawk Nation News.)

(1) Another Farcical Warmongers Trade Show in Ottawa (August 4, 2008)

(2) Stop Warmakers "Secure Canada 2008" Trade Show:
Stop the Madness of Armageddon!!! (August 18, 2008)

(3) Warmakers Trade Shows Prop Up Disaster Capitalism
Where Will It End??  When Will It End? (August 27, 2008)

Joan Russow (PhD)
(is the former national leader of the Green Party of Canada)

"Secure Canada 2008" arms fair: Proposed Revised No-fly/no-entry list  (August 11, 2008)


Email: Tell the Mayor, City Councillors and Staff what you think!

Please sign COAT's online PETITION now to "Stop Ottawa's Arms Shows."

(Print version: Here is a printable version of the petition that you can use to get additional signatures.)

Related articles:
What do they actually mean by "Defence," "Security" and "Public Safety"?

"What is a Weapon, anyhow?"

This webpage was produced by the
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)

as part of the COAT campaign to oppose 
"Secure Canada 2008" (Sept.30-Oct.1, 2008)