No New Fighter Jets — Online Candlelit Vigil

Start: Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

This is a virtual event

We will not allow Canada to buy 88 new warplanes to rain bombs in US and NATO wars.

Join us online on Saturday April 10 at 7:00pm for a candlelit vigil to honour those who have been killed by Canadian war planes and reject Canada’s plans to buy 88 new bomber jets. Bring a candle or light - we will all light them together.

This event will include a live musical performance as well as powerful testimonies including: an individual who has experienced the impact of Canadian war weapons in Yemen; someone who has participated in a NATO mission involving Canadian bomber jets as a member of the armed forces; and an expert on Canada's planned fighter jet purchase.

Register to attend by clicking the red button.

This event is part of a larger series of public fasts and vigils that will take place across Canada on April 10 and 11. Our vigil will include individuals participating in the Fast to Stop the Jets. Learn more about the fast and register to participate here: Please use the hashtag #NoNewFighterJets when you share this event.

This event is being hosted by World BEYOND War, Voice of Women for Peace, and Pax Christi Toronto.

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The Canadian government is quietly planning to purchase new warplanes for a sticker price of $19 billion and a total cost of at least $76 billion.

This new generation of fighter jets will be designed to do the same thing the last batch did – carry bombs and missiles that kill civilians (disproportionately children), destroy critical infrastructure that leaves millions without safe drinking water or electricity, and run environmentally costly training drills. This time they’ll have the added–and terrifying–capacity to carry nuclear weapons. These jets have nothing to do with ensuring security for Canada (according to former Deputy Minister of Defence) and make a mockery of aspirations of Canada having a "feminist foreign policy" and being a global peacekeeper.

On April 10, take a stand against these warplanes by participating in the fast, and/or joining our online candlelit vigil. Sign up here to receive all of the information you will need to join in on the fast:

April 10 also marks the beginning of the 10th anniversary of the Global Days of Action on Military Spending: GDAMS 2021. Our fast will join this global effort to reduce spending on war.
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