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Arms sale in Halifax on 9/11 

This year's September 11 anniversary is marked by the Canadian Defence, Security and Aerospace Exhibition, a military industry trade show, is being held at the Cunard Centre.

For many, September 11 is a reminder of an horrific event, the needless killing of thousands and the depraved depths to which humans can sink. For others, it's an opportunity to make a lot of money supplying the instruments of war.

This year the Canadian Defence, Security and Aerospace Exhibition, a military industry trade show, is being held at the Cunard Centre. Premier Darrell Dexter welcomed the arms dealers at Wednesday night's opening gala. Today, Thursday, is mostly set aside for socializing, with an "hour of good cheer," drinks hosted by Lockheed Martin, planned for 4pm. Friday, September 11, the show gets down to business, with the focus on the exhibitions.

"It's a perverse coincidence that our war show will be held on September 11," says Tamara Lorincz of the Halifax Peace Coalition. The group plans to demonstrate outside the "hour of good cheer," from 3-5pm.

Lorincz points out that Nova Scotia Business, the economic development arm of the province, announced in April that it is subsidizing Lockheed Martin with $1,828,420 in tax rebates.

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