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Canada will become a party to the international Arms Trade Treaty.

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Liberal Platform | Page 54
October 5, 2015

Thursday June 30, 2016 | Government News Release

Canada announces increased transparency and rigour in export controls

As part of Canada's commitment to transparency and rigour in export controls, the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced plans to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

The government announced new measures that will allow Canada to demonstrate compliance with the ATT while enhancing Canada's already robust export controls. These include new legislative amendments to regulate arms brokering, measures to formalize the assessment criteria used by the minister of foreign affairs in making export permit decisions, and other measures to increase transparency.