Canada's Participation in the Global Arms Race Illusion of choice: Shared commitment to armament by Canada's federal political parties http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24544
With the current platform options, Canadians cannot effectively voice opposition to a military policy of armament through elections. Canada's participation in the global arms race does not carry the official, or implied, approval of a majority of the Canadian public. Parties' promises to return to peace-keeping operations are hypocritical and meaningless in the face of growing military expenditures and complicit support of NATO offensives, the stance taken by all real political contenders. Decreasing military spending is both a practical economic and symbolic commitment to peace in a time of armament and escalation. The alternative is to continue marching towards a new world war, and unfortunately, doing so is the only option available to Canadian voters.