Canada and the Arms Trade Treaty

Published: 2007    |    By: Ernie Regehr    |    Volume 64, No. 6


As a second-tier military exporter of some significance, and as an advocate of an arms trade treaty, Canada is in a position to promote controls based on agreed standards, transparency, and peer scrutiny and ensure that international well-being and respect for human rights will become the key test of responsible national export control policies and practice.

About the Author

Ernie Regehr, O.C., is Co-Founder of Project Ploughshares, a Fellow of CIGI, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Peace Studies at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo. He served as Canada’s representative on the Group of Governmental Experts on arms transfer transparency that led to the creation of the UN Register of Conventional Arms.