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To: The federal government & raising public awareness
Cancel the $19 billion fighter jet purchase - use the funds for the Green New Deal
Cancel the proposed $19 billion fighter jet purchase and use the $19 billion for the Green New Deal and for humanitarian needs.
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There is a concerted effort at the present time to question the federal government’s proposed purchase of 88 fighter jets at a cost of $19 billion. On July 24th, the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace' and World Beyond War organized protests at MP's offices in 14 cities across Canada.
On July 24th, the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace' and World Beyond War organized protests in 14 cities across Canada.
"Canada launches multibillion-dollar bidding process for 88 new fighter jets. Four companies — Saab, Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Boeing — submitted quotes on August 1, 2020 to provide the advanced fighters."
This is an international issue. Here is a link to an article in the Guardian by George Monbiot - April 8, 2020 – where he is questioning the purchase of fighter jets in the UK. ……“what does ‘national defence' mean in a pandemic? It's no time to buy fighter jets”
Why is this important?
We need to challenge the power of the military-industrial complex
Do you know that the largest lobby group for the fighter jets is a charity - the Global Affairs Institute?
We need the $19 billion for housing, child care, the green new deal, and for education, long-term care, etc. Quote: "More for COVID-19 latest hurdle in Canada's long road to buying new fighter jets"
Fighter jets are a major polluter, and they are mainly used for air shows.