Do it next time
Prof. Erika Simpson clearly explains the complexities of our dealings with Saudi Arabia, but politics has no place in the management of a contract.
When Canada and Saudi Arabia signed the vehicle agreement in 2014, it would have listed conditions for cancellation. The killing of a Saudi citizen was not in the list of conditions, otherwise Trudeau would not be hinting about a billion-dollar cancellation penalty.
What is the point of writing a contract if the parties can cancel it depending what they feel is important that day? The time for this discussion should occur when the next contract is being negotiated with Saudi Arabia, not now. Walter Lonc London