The next Day of Action to stop the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia will take place on September 21st, 2020, the International Day of Peace. Hundreds of people from across Canada will come together – both virtually and in-person – to show their support for an immediate end to the Saudi arms deal and to raise this issue yet again with the government. The coalition organizing this Day of Action is broad and includes human rights activists, arms control advocates, labour groups, and feminist and humanitarian organizations.
1. Join us for the Day of Action
Sign up to join us for our virtual protest on September 21st at 6:00 pm EST. Register now >>>
If you’re in London, Hamilton, Mississauga, Montreal, or Toronto, you can join physically distant demonstrations on the same day. Learn more >>>
2. Call on the Minister to #StopArmingSaudi
Join us in calling on François-Philippe Champagne, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia. Make the call now >>>
3. Add Your Name
Sign the petitions from organizations in our coalition:
Amnistie Internationale (French)>>
4. Take Action on Twitter
Send a message to @FP_Champagne and @JustinTrudeau on Twitter with the hashtag #StopArmingSaudi.
Here are some sample messages on the many reasons to #StopArmingSaudi:
It’s been less than one year since #Canada ratified the Arms Trade Treaty, but it’s commitments to international law, human rights, and international peace and security won’t be credible until @FP_Champagne and @JustinTrudeau #StopArmingSaudi
— AmnestyCanada (@AmnestyNow) June 29, 2020
Yemen is currently the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Only a ceasefire will allow Yemen to respond to its #COVID19 outbreak and provide lifesaving services to people in need. @FP_Champagne and @JustinTrudeau: #StopArmingSaudi! pic.twitter.com/FK3WnOPzGV
— Oxfam Canada (@oxfamcanada) June 26, 2020
#Canada says it promotes #feminist policies but continues to profit from its sale of weapons—which are the tools of violence and repression. The #Saudi arms deal is incompatible with a feminist foreign policy. Call on @FP_Champagne and @JustinTrudeau to #StopArmingSaudi #cdnpoli
— Reaching Critical Will (@RCW_) June 26, 2020
Canada must #StopArmingSaudi.
But ending arms exports doesn’t have to mean the loss of good jobs. The time has come for public investment in a rapid transition to peaceful green jobs that protect workers and their communities – and the rest of the. #ArmsConversionNow
— Labour Against the Arms Trade (@LAATCanada) June 26, 2020