Canada Pension Plan
Here are 12 data tables produced by
Sanders for COAT that detail CPP investments in a variety of unethical
CPP War Stocks
Boosted by US Strike on Syria
CPP stocks got a huge boost thanks to the US/UK/France Air Strikes on Syria
The value of nine of the world's top ten war industries went up thanks to the April 2018 air strikes. The CPP invests in all of these huge weapons companies (and many more). Eight of the Global Top 10 will have Canadian subsidiaries at the CANSEC weapons bazaar in Ottawa (May 30-31, 2018)
CPP Investments in Nuclear Weapons
The CPP Invested $451 Million in 14 Nuclear-Weapons Corporations (including those with 8 subsidiaries exhibiting at CANSEC 2018)
The CPP has invested almost a half a billion dollars of our retirement savings in fourteen companies that are involved in the production, maintenance, and/or modernisation of nuclear weapons for the US, Britain and France. Of these 14 companies 6 have subsidiaries in Canada that are exhibiting at CANSEC 2018, in Ottawa May 30-31. One nuclear-weapons company, General Dynamics, has three subsidiaries at this military trade show.
CPP Investments in
Cruise Missiles & other Weapons
The CPP invested $207 million invested in the nine weapons manufacturers that built all of the cruise missiles, warplanes, warships, and the submarine used Illegal US-UK-France Air Strikes against Syria, April 2018
Here are some COAT tables detailing
CPP investments in 2017/2018:
Fourteen F35-Warplane Contractors
Eight of Canada's Top-10 Mining Companies ($980 Million)
Six of Canada's Top-10 Oil Companies
Nine of the Worlds's Top Nine Tobacco Companies ($1.7 Billion)
Nineteen of the "World's 20 Worst Companies" ($8.38 Billion)
COAT tables on CPP's 2016/2017 investments:
$11 Billion in banks providing US$313 billion to 26 nuclear-bomb makers
$5.5 Billion in firms supporting
The Canada Pension Plan invested $5.46 billion in 72 companies linked to Israel's military-, police-, surveillance-, prison-industrial complex
$6.8 Billion in 77 financial institutions providing US$18.7 Billion to seven
Some older COAT tables (2012):
The Six Largest Pension Funds
Table: Pensions and War
COAT Campaigns Against Unethical CPP
a Day-long Parliamentary Debate
motion introduced [in Parliament] by Mr. [Pat] Martin last week calls for the
Canada Pension Plan Investment Review Board to be 'prohibited from investing in
Here's the Press for Conversion! issue that launched
COAT's first campaign:
Canada Pension Plan Investments in Corporations Supporting Israel's
Military-, Police-, Surveillance-,
(Part 1) #66 (Spring 2012) (54 pages)
(Part 2) #67 (Fall 2012) (52 pages)
In an effort to support the international Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, and the call for an arms embargo on Israel, COAT's two-part report exposes $1.5 billion-worth of CPP investments in 68 companies selling products and services for Israel's wars and the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.
these companies' links to Israeli Apartheid:
3M, Amdocs, Analog Devices, AT&T, BAE Systems, Bank Hapoalim, Bezeq, Bharat Electronics, CAE, Carlyle Group, Caterpillar, Cellcom Israel, Cemex, Cisco, CRH, Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Daimler, Delek, Dell, Discount Investment Corp, Doosan, Eaton, Elbit Systems, EMC, Evraz Group, Fiat Industrial, Fiat, Finmeccanica, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Honeywell Int'l, Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Heavy Industries. Other articles focus on: Israeli Spy Companies (Verint & Narus); top state-owned Israeli war industries (IAI, IMI & Rafael), Vertex Venture Capital.
Part 2 reveals the complicity of these corporations:
Intel, Israel Corp, Israel Discount Bank, ITT, Koninklijke, Kubota, Leumi Le’Israel, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Motors, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, Motorola Solutions, Navistar, NetApp, NICE, Oracle, Parker Hannifin, Partner Communications, Paz Oil, Renault, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Sony, Tata Motors, Texas Instruments, Toyota Motors, TE Connectivity, Tyco Int’l, Valero Energy, Verisign, Verizon, VMWare and Volvo.
Canada's other top pension schemes* have invested an additional $3.2 billion in the 68 firms detailed in COAT's research. See this table summarising all these investments. Sources.
* Quebec Pension Plan, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Public Sector Pension Investments and the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System.
"COAT’s research on CPP investments in Israeli
apartheid is a window into the accelerating militarization of a hugely
destructive, global system intricately connected with,
and complicit in,
Israel's wars and its occupation of Palestine.
"The thorough findings carefully document the corporate profits and impunity, the transnational connections, the weapons and security systems, the militarized prisons and police forces, the destruction of peoples’ lives and environments. It’s a picture of a thoroughly pathological and globalized sub-society that must be stopped."
Judith Deutsch, MSW, University of California at Berkeley, is a practicing psychoanalyst and a faculty member of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute, University of Toronto.
She is the vice president of Science for Peace, and was its president between 2008 and 2012.
Judy is an active member of Independent Jewish Voices Toronto, and is also involved with climate justice research and action.
COAT's campaign against CPP
investment's in Israeli Apartheid
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