About 100 musicians, politicians, writers and academics sent an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday opposing his government’s plan to buy “useless, dangerous and environmentally destructive fighter jets.”
The letter urges Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to rescind his plan to buy 88 new fighter jets worth more than $ 77 billion, according to the No Fighter Jets Coalition estimates.
Signatories include Canadian musicians Neil Young, Sarah Harmer and Tegan and Sarah, as well as writers Ann Martel, Gabor Mate and Michael Ondatze.
The No Declaration of Canada was signed by two sitting MPs, four former MPs, a senator and former diplomat Stephen Lewis, along with No New Fighter Jets environmentalists David Suzuki and Naomi Klein.
International figures such as rock legend Roger Waters, actress Daryl Hannah and Professor Noam Chomsky also supported the call.