"The canadian government is looking for a way to stop an ongoing sale of military vehicles to saudi Arabia. The relationship between the countries has deteriorated sharply in recent months."
" We inherited the contract that was signed by Stephen Harper, on exporting armored vehicles to saudi Arabia, said prime minister Justin Trudeau in canadian tv, and announces that it is now looking for a way to cancel the deal."
"Trudeau refers to an extensive contract, worth 11.5 billion us dollars (around 104 billion), which was signed by the former prime minister Stephen Harper in 2014. Canada undertook then to deliver the 928 armored apcs model, the LAV 6 to saudi Arabia. It is the largest gun dealer in the country's history. To break the contract may involve financial penalties of over one billion canadian dollars (about 6.8 billion)."
"Justin Trudeau has been criticized at home for not completing the sale to saudi Arabia, which in recent times has been criticized for his involvement in the war in Yemen and the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi."
"Earlier in the year revised the contract to include only 742 vehicles and completely exclude the heavily armed models."
"the Relationship between Canada and saudi Arabia have been severely strained for a long time and at the end of november, Canada targeted sanctions against 17 saudi nationals, which, according to the Ottawa have been linked to the murder of Khashoggi."