Autonomous weapons do not align with Canada’s current approach to foreign policy — and, as a new survey shows, Canadians’ opposition to their use is on the rise. Is it time for an outright ban?
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Humanitarian disarmament expert
Erin Hunt is the program manager at Mines Action Canada and a humanitarian disarmament expert listed with the Forum on the Arms Trade.
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