Below are CJPME's most recent Factsheets. See complete list of all of CJPME's Factsheets

The Int'l Arms Trade Treaty & Bill C-47

CJPME Factsheet, published May 28, 2017: This factsheet explains what the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), and the Bill C-47 are. It addresses the reasons for Canada to sign the ATT, and why Bill C-47 is insufficient in controlling Canada’s arms sales to countries that fail to respect human rights, such as Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

Attacks on Canada’s Funding of UNRWA

CJPME Factsheet 202, published May 16, 2017: This factsheet addresses the recent criticism on Canada's funding of UNRWA. Most importantly, it discusses whether or not UNRWA has ties to Hamas, whether or not UNRWA allows Hamas to use its schools as weapons caches, and whether or not UNRWA incites hate against Israelis. Finally, CJPME suggests a way Canada should respond if ties to Hamas were found.  Continue reading

Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism

CJPME Factsheet 201, published August 12, 2013: This factsheet explores the orgins of Wahhabism in the Arabian Penninsula and how it rose to political prominence in Saudi Arabia.  The factsheet also explores how the state of Saudi Arabia promotes Wahhabi ideology, and how Wahhabism influences extremist movements around the world.  Continue reading

BDS: Disinformation in Ontario’s Bill 202

CJPME Factsheet 200, published May, 2016: On Thursday, May 19, 2016, Ontario’s legislature voted down private member’s Bill 202 which would have prevented the provincial government from entering into contract with individuals or entities supporting the BDS movement. This factsheet summarizes the objectives of the BDS movement before explaining why the Ontario Bill 202 is not constitutional.  Continue reading

Canada and the Int'l Arms Trade Treaty

CJPME Factsheet 199, published April, 2016: The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is an international treaty which seeks to regulate the international arms trade and prevent human rights violations and armed conflict.   Continue reading

Ayman Odeh: Rising Palestinian leader

CJPME Factsheet 198, published April, 2016: Ayman Odeh is a Palestinian-Israeli lawyer and member of Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset. In 2015, he was elected leader of the party Hadash, a leftist coalition party in Israel. Shortly afterwards, Hadash joined with several other “Arab” parties to form a new coalition party known as the “Joint List.” Odeh was subsequently elected as leader of the Joint List. This new coalition allowed Israel’s Palestinian minority to win unprecedented representation in Israel’s 2015 elections. This factsheet examines Odeh’s political career and explains why he’s a symbol of hope for Palestinians. Continue reading

Canada and the $15B Saudi Arms Deal

CJPME Factsheet 197, published April, 2016: 2016 began violently in Saudi Arabia.  The Kingdom began the year with the execution of 47 Shiites accused of “terrorism.”  Despite this violence directed specifically against a Saudi minority group, the Canadian government continued to defend its contract of $15 billion with the Saudis for the sale of armoured vehicles.  In the face of such dealings, Canadian human rights groups question the probity of Saudi-Canadian relations.   Continue reading

BDS: Informing the Parliamentary Debate

CJPME Factsheet 196, published February, 2016: On Feb. 22, Parliament passed a motion to condemn Canadian groups and individuals who promote the BDS movement.  This factsheet addresses misconceptions about the BDS movement that were apparent during the Parliamentary debate. Continue reading

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)

CJPME Factsheet 195, published May, 2015: In July 2005, 170 Palestinian civil society organizations issued a unified call to the international community to initiate boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) activities against Israel. This factsheet highlights the movement motivations and its repercussions on the Palestinian and Israeli. Continue reading

Yemeni Civil War, 2015

CJPME Factsheet 193, published April 2015: This Factsheet provides an overview of the Yemeni Civil War, looking at the Arab Spring's impact on Yemen, the origins of the conflict, and the groups involved.  Continue reading