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International Relations

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Autonomous weapons

Liberal

Develop and support international protocols to ban the development and use of fully autonomous weapons systems.

Green

Ban autonomous weapons and work for a global pact to make them illegal.

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Canadian-manufactured weapons

NDP

Make sure Canadian-made weapons are not fuelling conflict and human rights abuses abroad.

Green

Cancel contracts to provide Saudi Arabia with armoured vehicles and ban importation of Saudi oil.

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Climate crisis leadership

NDP

Have Canada take a global leadership role in helping low-income countries deal with the impacts of climate change.

Green

Lead an international effort to bring international shipping and aviation into the Paris framework. Introduce an international tax for aviation and shipping fuels earmarked for the Global Climate Fund.

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Human rights abroad

Liberal

  • Establish a Canadian Centre for Peace, Order, and Good Government.
  • Provide additional resources for institutions like the ICC and WTO.
  • Develop a framework to transfer seized assets from those who commit human rights abuses to their victims.

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Conservative

Use Canada's Magnitsky legislation to target hostile regimes such as Iran.

NDP

Step up efforts to promote gender equality abroad, with an agenda to promote rights, security, and access to education for women and girls, including ensuring women have a seat at the peace table.

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International assistance

Liberal

  • Increase Canada's international development assistance every year.
  • Ensure greater effectiveness, transparency, and accountability in management and delivery of international development assistance.
  • Spend no less than 10% of our international development assistance on education.

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Conservative

  • Cut 25% of foreign aid spending.
  • Provide additional military and non-military support to Ukraine.

NDP

  • Boost Canada's international development assistance, to contribute 0.7 percent of our Gross National Income to international aid.
  • Help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
  • Contribute more to The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

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Green

  • Reestablish the Canadian International Development Agency to provide overseas development assistance, untied to Canadian business interests or strategic geopolitics.
  • Increase overseas development assistance to 0.7% of GDP.

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Israel & Palestine

NDP

Work towards a just and lasting two-state solution between Israel and Palestine that respects human rights and international law.

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Nuclear weapons

Green

Sign and ratify the Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.