Canadians are in a better position. Our military spending is dwarfed by the US military spending, at roughly $20 billion per year. Still, that is not a small number. Imagine dissolving Rogers Communications...Let's look a little more closely.
- Production and Sale of Weapons
- Antipersonnel Landmines
A few of the larger defense contractors in the US include Lockheed Martin (Ticker: LMT), Northrop Grumman (Ticker: NOC) and Raytheon (Ticker: RTN). Government expenditure in each of these companies are in the magnitude of billions of dollars. Even without doing much research, it is not far fetched to think that these companies are major supplies of weapons or weapons related products. Typically, you can find out a lot about a company's products in its Yahoo Finance profile page. That would be a place with which I would start my research. Just reading the Lockheed Martin profile page was enough to turn me away from that company.
The first was easy to detect; the second, not so much. Companies that develop weapons of mass destruction would likely not advertise that they're doing such work. It's best to avoid all companies that develop or manufacture arms.