Debating Defence and Naval Policy (XI)

David Perry: Two days later, Ian Parker opined:

“Essentially the Canadian navy is in big trouble, but, as you rightly point out, the Canadian Forces as a whole is in big trouble. The leadership have squandered a year when a government was/is predisposed to rebuild the CF and, given the PM's speech yesterday at the Canadian Club where he stated "Canada needs a stronger military and a stronger role in the world to protect our people at home and our interests abroad" they may still be predisposed to rebuild given the right plan. As for the navy, they have yet to build a strategic plan. My insights tell me they have not been able to operationalize Leadmark.”