Canada prepares to join the Arms Trade Treaty
Government News Release | April 13, 2017
Canada believes that regulating the international arms trade is essential for the protection of people and human rights, and is strengthening its existing practices.
As part of Canada's support for a stronger and more rigorous export control system, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today delivered on the government's commitment to introduce legislation so Canada can accede to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).
To implement necessary changes, in March 2017 Canada announced an investment of $13 million to further strengthen the country's export control regime. These resources will be used to implement new brokering controls, improve transparency, and support enhancements to Canada's export controls.