I have no association or ties with General Dynamics, but I do have a respectable association with pragmatism and common sense.
Cancellation of the Saudi light armoured vehicle contract with General Dynamics as retribution for the tragic death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is ill conceived and would verify an unusual truthful statement from U.S. President Donald Trump — that we have a “weak leader” in Canada.
The Saudis could obtain similar vehicles from other countries. More probable is that if this contract is cancelled at the expense of London workers, employment and Canadian taxpayers for the sake of a short-lived seat on the throne of righteous morality regarding human rights, would be the demise of the largest manufacturer in London.
Being a U.S.-based company and for $15 billion, the production of the LAV would be moved to the U.S. (another unfortunate victory for Trump).
I found it unbelievable that a prominent local NDP member is suggesting the contract be cancelled. I thought NDP had the backs of the working people. And adding insult to injury, she suggested the affected workers be subsidized at taxpayers’ expense.
There should be some retribution against the Saudis for their horrendous action, and the most obvious is don’t buy their oil. Glen Irvine London