WHAT IS CANSEC?
CANSEC is Canada's largest weapons fair, organized by the Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries (CADSI) and held annually in Ottawa during the month of April. This year's gathering of war profiteers, including Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, Northrup Grumman, General Electric, and Blackwater, will be held on April 9th-10th at the Ottawa Congress Centre. Keynote speakers include War Minister Peter MacKay, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day, a retired head of NORAD, and an ex-US Secretary of Defense.
The war profiteers shape Canada’s foreign policies. They lobby for and profit from Canada’s increased militarism and the so-called war on terror..
Most of these war profiteers have offices within easy walking distance of Parliament Hill to facilitate their influence peddling, yet they typically hide in the shadows, coming out to display their instruments of death and surveillance each April at CANSEC where they wine and dine and make contacts with ministers and the military.
NOWAR-PAIX and the PGA-Bloc have teamed up to provide a variety of educational and activist events to expose the war profiteers and shut them down.