OTTAWA, Nov. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Rideau Institute will warn the
Government that the Canadian Forces' deployment of newly acquired laser
weapons could result in soldiers blinding combatants and civilians in
Afghanistan. The Canadian Forces may have not properly tested the weapons'
compliance with Canada's international legal obligations.
Press Conference on New Laser Weapons
Monday, November 19, 2007, 10:30 AM
Charles Lynch Room, 130S Centre Block, House of Commons
Steven Staples, Director of the Rideau Institute (moderator)
Anthony Salloum, Program Director of the Rideau Institute
Aleisha Stevens, International Affairs law student articling with Sack
For further information:
For further information: Steven Staples, (613) 565-4994, cell.: (613)