Why did two successive Canadian governments sign then approve the largest military export contract in Canadian history with Saudi Arabia, when Saudi Arabia is one of the worst human rights violators in the world (including violations of IHL/LOAC in the w

topic : Why did two successive Canadian governments sign then approve the largest military export contract in Canadian history with Saudi Arabia, when Saudi Arabia is one of the worst human rights violators in the world (including violations of IHL/LOAC in the war in Yemen), but Canada condemns, sanctions, and prevents military equipment sales in other countries such as Iraq?

It would be good, after you’ve done some research, to add another 1-2 examples beyond Iraq. And are you sure that Iraq (where Canadian troops have been on ground training local forces for some time) is the best counter example?
Some sources for you:
https://www.international.gc.ca/controls-controles/report-rapports/index.aspx?lang=eng – List of annual reports for Canadian military exports
Background on the LAV deal (from 2016): https://www.cgai.ca/canada_and_saudi_arabia. You’ll have to update what’s happened in your paper.