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Canada: Ottawa refuses to sign arms treaty

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to engage the United Nations on his own terms, refusing to sign a landmark UN treaty regulating the arms trade while pushing his maternal health agenda.
Canada is holding off signing the treaty, citing concern over how it affects firearm owners -- even though the United States has now joined the global accord over the objections of that country's powerful gun lobby.

Read the article: The Globe and Mail

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