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Saudi Arabia: Canadian court to rule on arms deal

A ruling is expected in the coming weeks by Canada’s Federal Court on a case brought by Daniel Turp, a law professor and former Quebec politician, to stop the export of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia – the latest sign of difficulty for Riyadh in buying arms from Western countries. If successful, the case will halt a C$14.8bn ($11.2bn) export order, which has been described by local daily The Globe and Mail as “the largest advanced manufacturing export contract in Canadian history”.

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