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Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in General News

Israel and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP)


Should the CPP invest in companies that profit from Israel’s military occupation, its attacks on Gaza and Lebanon, its destruction of Palestinian homes and orchards, or its construction of the illegal Separation Wall?

New research by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) reveals that in 2011, the CPP had about $1.5 billion worth of shares in 66 large, international companies that supply Israel with military, police, surveillance and/or prison-related products and services.  Five other large Canadian pension funds have invested an additional $3 billion in these 66 companies researched by COAT.

If you’re among Canada’s 16 million CPP contributors and beneficiaries, shouldn’t you have a say in whether your money is invested in the production of weapons, military vehicles or other major technologies and services that support Israel’s armed forces, its police, and prisons?

Please join COAT’s campaign to expose and oppose CPP investments in corporations that profit from facilitating Israel’s violations of international law.

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Learn More   Read COAT’s report here
Click above for the online version of COAT’s recently-published, 54-page report called:
“Profiting from Israeli Apartheid:
CPP Investments in Corporations Supporting Israel’s 

Military-, Police-, Surveillance-, Prison-Industrial Complex (Part 1)” 

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