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Protest Arms Bazaar, Thurs. Sept 30
Protest the Ottawa Arms Bazaar!
***** Thurs., Sept.30, 7 p.m.*****
Gather at the Human Rights Monument (Elgin and Lisgar)
Then we'll Walk to the Ottawa Congress Centre
The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade is organizing a candlelight vigil on
Thursday, September 30 in Ottawa to protest an arms trade show.
This military trade show is going by the catchy name, "CANSEC 99."
You can read about it in the web site of the Canadian Defence Industries
The CDIA is the umbrella group for Canadian military companies. Among other
things, they lobby the federal government on behalf of their member
companies and organize military trade shows, like this one, which help arms
companies to sell their deadly products.
Many of Canada's most "successful" merchants of death will be there
rustling up business and rubbing shoulders with allies from the Department
of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Please spread the word far and wide that we will be gathering at the Human
Rights Monument (Lisgar and Elgin) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. From
there we will walk together to the Ottawa Congress Centre, where the arms
manufacturers, politicians and government bureaucrats who promote Canada's
military exports will be schmoozing at a luxurious dinner.
Let's use this peace vigil to highlight public attention on Canada's long
history of profiteering from military exports, especially to:
(1) military governments, like the one in Indonesia, which engages in gross
and systematic violations of human rights, and
(2) governments, like the USA, which attack and invade foreign countries
Here's a brief list of ideas on what you might consider doing to help:
(1) join us at the vigil (with one hundred of your closest friends)
(2) send this email (or a reasonable facsimilie) to anyone you think might
(3) announce the vigil at any meetings, protests, or other events that
(4) write a letter to the paper highlighting your personal choice of
scandals related to arms bazaars,
(5) call a radio station and ask them to investigate the arms bazaar,
Hope to see you there!!
For more information, contact:
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
Coordinator, Richard Sanders, 231-3076 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Are you sick and tired of those pesky arms merchants profiteering from war
Have you had about enough of the government pushing the arms trade and then
pretending their a force for peace and democracy?
It's time we said "Enough is Enough!"
Join us on Sept. 30 to protest the arms bazaar!
Here is text, from the CDIA web site, regarding their arms bazaar (it
looks better if you access their web site directly at
Canadian Defence Technology Showcase
(ONLY 5 EXHIBIT BOOTHS LEFT!! as of 20 August 1999)
30 September & 1 October 1999
Ottawa Congress Centre
OBJECTIVES & SCOPE: CANSEC 99 is an informative and 'interactive' two day
exhibition which will highlight Canadian national security issues; salute
the Canadian Armed Forces; and demonstrate the capabilities and skills of
Canada's Defence Industry. It follows on from the successful CANSEC 98 in
March of last year, which clearly demonstrated the value in bringing
security practitioners together with their supporting industry
counterparts. The CANSEC series of exhibitions will continue to facilitate
the process of identifying defence business opportunities for industry and
of finding industry partners for Government.
Capability Displays: This year, CANSEC will boast more industry exhibits
featuring hands-on product demonstrations and displays. Visit the
exhibition to find out what leading-edge Canadian technology exists today
and see how it functions!
Guest Speakers: Hear a number of very relevant and topical presentations by
informed public figures. All presentations will be held in the exhibition
hall throughout the course of the event.
Reception: Enjoy renewing acquaintances or establishing new ones during the
CANSEC 99 wine and cheese reception. The invitation list will include
senior DND personnel, Members of Parliament, Federal and Provincial
officials, plus a host of other important industry contacts. Of course, all
industry exhibitors will be invited to join in the reception.
Interactive Product & Service Demonstrations: At CANSEC 98 a simulated bomb
disposal scenario was staged that involved Canadian companies, the
Ottawa-Carleton Tactical Team, the RCMP, and others. This year CANSEC
participants will see many more exciting simulations and demonstrations all
designed to inform and entertain!
VIP Exhibit Tours: A scheduled itinerary of VIP tours through the exhibit
hall will be pre-arranged for CANSEC 99. Exhibitors will be notified of the
VIP list and schedule ahead of time.
PRELIMINARY OF SCHEDULE OF EVENTS As of 9 Septermber 1999
30 SEPT 1999 1300 Exhibition Officially Opens-Congress Hall 1300 Official
Opening Ceremony with remarks from: David Anido, Master of Ceremony Robert
Fischer, President, CDIA Bruce Johnston, Coordinating Director, CANSEC 1530
Wine and Cheese reception in exhibtion hall - Sponsored by SAIC 1800
Exhibition concludes for the day 1830 Reception - Sponsored by the British
High Commission 1930 Dinner: Guest speaker: Sir Robert Walmsley Chief of
Defence Procurement at the UK Defence Procurement Agency
01 OCT 1999 0800 - 0900 VIP Breakfast (by invitation only) 0900 - 1000 VIP
1000 Exhibition Opens
1000 Coffee - Sponsored by General Motors Diesel Division
1015 Guest Speaker: Gen (Ret) Jean Boyle, VP International Business
Development, Boeing Company
1130 Cash bar opens
1200 Buffet luncheon on Terrace CANSEC concludes
WHO SHOULD ATTEND CANSEC 99?
DND Personnel - All Canadian Forces personnel from operators to maintainers
to project managers will benefit by attending Canada's single largest
defence showcase. Discover what product and service capabilities are
available to you in an informative and entertaining environment.
Industry Canada and Trade Team Canada. The aerospace and defence sector
representatives should plan to mark their calendars for the event of the
year! This is an ideal opportunity to meet a host of companies within the
sector you represent, all under one roof!
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade - Meet the defence
industry and dialogue about interests, objectives and issues.
PWGSC - Meet Canada's defence industry and use this opportunity to gain
greater first-hand feedback about companies procurement issues and concerns.
RCMP, Fisheries and Oceans & Department of Transport - Enjoy an event where
suppliers will be showcasing solutions to your unique challenges.
CSIS & CSE - This event will provide a number of opportunities to identify
potential suppliers and to discuss items of mutual interest.
Parliamentarians - Meet a number of your corporate constituents and learn
more about their product and service lines.
All those with a business interest in Canada's defence industry should not
miss the defence event of the year.
EXHIBITION & SPONSORSHIP
Exhibiting: To find out how your firm can exhibit at CANSEC 99, please
contact the CDIA office or complete the attached "Registration &
Information Request Form" and return.
* Acton International
* ADGA Group
* Amcan Technologies Inc.
* Bombardier Services Defence
* CAE Electronics Ltd.
* Canadian Forces Engineering and Repair Facility
* Carleton Life Support
* Clermark Inc.
* Computing Devices Canada
* DEW Engineering and Development Ltd.
* Draeger Canada
* DRS Flight Safety & Communications
* Electro Composites
* Eurocopter Canada
* Hagglunds Vehicle AB
* Intergraph Canada Ltd.
* Irvin Aerospace
* Leica Technologies
* Litton Systems Canada
* Mercedes Benz Canada
* O'Dell Engineering
* Oerlikon Aerospace
* PAMI Westest
* R. Nicholls Distributors
* Scepter Corporation
* SNC Industrial Technologies
* Team Cormorant
* TES Limited
* Thomson-CSF Systems Canada
* United Defence
* Valley Associates Inc.
* Western Star Trucks
* xwave Solutions
Sponsor Opportunities: A number of sponsorship opportunities are available
at CANSEC 99. Don't miss the opportunity to increase your firms visibility
while leaving a very positive impression on the customer. For information,
please contact the CDIA office or complete the attached "Registration &
Information Request Form" and return. GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: CANSEC'99 will be held at the Ottawa Congress Centre (OCC)
located at 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON. The OCC may be reached by
telephone at 613-563-1983 or 1-800-450-0077. Please contact CDIA if you
require a map.
Accomodations: The Official hotel for CANSEC'99 is the Westin Hotel at 11
Colonel By Drive (adjoined to the Ottawa Congress Centre). Single or double
room rate is $190.00 plus taxes (12%). Please call to reserve you room and
refer to "CANSEC" to receive the special discounted room rate. Please
reserve before 15 July 1999 by calling Tel: 560-7000 or 1-800-937-8461. Fee
Schedule: CDIA Members: $125.00 Non Members: $175.00 Government: FREE (not
*Lunch for Gov't: $25.00
* Table of 10 may be purchased at the seat prices listed above.
* Please note all paid admissions include lunch and GST. GST Number: R134
* Sorry, there are no price adjustments to attend only a portion of the event
CANSEC Dinner: Guest Speaker: Sir Robert Walmsley UK Chief of Defence
Procurement and Chief Executive of the UK Defence Procurement Agency
The CANSEC organizing committee has arranged to hold a special dinner on
the evening of September 30th, 1999 at the Ottawa Congress Centre. The
guest speaker is Sir Robert Walmsley, UK Chief of Defence Procurement and
Chief Executive of the UK Defence Procurement Agency.
About the Speaker: Sir Robert Walmsley first joined the Procurement
Executive in 1981, serving as Military Assistant to the then Chief of
Defence Procurement, Sir Peter Levene. He also served on the Naval Staff,
spending three years as Director of Operational Requirements for the Navy.
He was Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff for Communications and
Information Systems after becoming Rear Admiral in 1990 and returned to the
Procurement Executive as Chief Naval Engineer Officer and Director General
Submarines. Promoted Vice Admiral in 1994, he served for two years as
Controller of the Navy and later also as a Deputy Chief of Defence
Procurement, until retiring from the Royal Navy to take up the post of
Chief of Defence Procurement in May 1996.
Sir Robert Walmsley became the first Chief Executive when the Procurement
Executive was vested as the Defence Procurement Agency on 1 April 1999. The
post carries a wide range of responsibilities, focusing primarily on
defence equipment. Preliminary Schedule Seat Prices 1830: Reception
Exhibitors: $90.00 Non-Members: $150.00 1930: Dinner CDIA members: $110.00
Govt: $50.00 2000: Guest Speaker: Sir Robert Walmsley
Canadian Defence Industries Association 100 Gloucester St. Suite 202
Ottawa, ON K2P 0A4 Tel: 613-235-5337 Fax: 613-235-0784 Email: email@example.com
Coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
489 Metcalfe St., Ottawa Ontario Canada K1S 3N7
Tel.: 613-231-3076 Fax: 613-231-2614
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