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Brent Patterson | Canadian foreign minister endorses call for global ceasefire the day after he lifts restrictions on new arms exports to Saudi Arabia.
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Elizabeth May | We continue to discuss defence without first posing some essential questions: will we be at war? With whom? And what are the real security threats to Canada?
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Canadian C-17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 2006. (Photo: lafrancevi / flickr)
Steven Staples | With Mali, the "pacifist left" is needed more than ever to end wasteful military spending and to keep the defence lobby from luring Canada into another reckless war.
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Matthew Behrens | NDP supporters will be surprised to find their party supports a $23 billion war budget. Slightly more than $63 million a day is spent, the daily equivalent of 420 affordable housing units.
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A F-35 stealth fighter on October 12, 2008 at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport.
Steven Staples | A showdown between the Liberals and Conservative over the $16-billion fighter jet purchase suggests it could become a major issue in the next election.
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The Harper government has just purchased $18-billion-worth of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Photo: Rennett Stowe/Flickr
Peter G. Prontzos | Canada needs less spending on armaments for imaginary threats, and more money for housing, education, medical care, environmental protection, job-training, day-care, and other vital social programs.