Canadian Pension Plan Investment in Elbit Systems

In March of 2012 the Canadian Pension plan held approximately $2 million worth of shares in Elbit Systems of Israel. While $2 million is not an extremely large investment, it is large enough that Elbit Systems considers the CPP a ‘top holder’.

Elbit is one of the primary suppliers of arms to the Israeli military, and is linked with the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of West Bank and Gaza.

The Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade has produced an extensive research paper that documents the investments of top Canadian pension funds in companies profiting from military and ‘homeland security’ contracts with Israel.

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