Missed the webinar, you can view it here:
Rinaldo Walcott, Professor at the University at Buffalo
Matt Korda, Senior Research Associate and Project Manager, Federation of America Scientists
Azeezah Kanji, legal academic and writer
With campaign updates from Maya Garfinkel, World BEYOND War
Moderated by Bianca Mugyenyi, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute
Take one minute to write to the Canadian Minister of Defence to say the contract for the purchase of remotely piloted aircraft systems for surveillance must NOT be awarded.
The Canadian government is moving quickly to award a contract for remotely piloted armed drones which would be used domestically and in foreign operations.
The initial cost estimate is $5 billion with billions more to operate the drones over their 25-year lifespan.
Now is the time to say stop the procurement process— to not award the contract. Armed drones threaten people’ s lives around the world. Rather than making the world safer, they are used in extrajudicial executions, surveillance of targeted populations and other violations of human rights.