Is your party courageous enough to stop selling weapons?

The military is the world’s largest institutional greenhouse gas emitter.

Is your party courageous enough to stop selling weapons?

I have a question for all the candidates which I doubt very much anyone will want to tackle.

Canada manufactures and sells arms to countries such as Saudi Arabia, and our weapons are used for killing defenceless people.

Apart from the immorality of such a profitable business, the use of weapons is both deadly and toxic to the planet and its people. Climate change is the concern of those of us still alive and unborn. The military is the world’s largest institutional greenhouse gas emitter. In 16 years from 2001, the U.S. military emitted 1.212 million metric tons of Co2.

Will your party be courageous enough to state its position on the continuation of supporting war, death and greenhouse gasses, and will it be able to withstand the arms industry lobby and pressure from so-called allies, and will it be courageous enough to stop selling arms?

P. Foot

Duncan

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