Defence Policy Review


New Defence Policy

The Defence Policy Review released last week is an ambitious commitment not only to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, but to the support of Canada’s foreign policy goals as articulated just a few days before.  Those whom Canada sends in harm’s way ought to have the […]

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Parliamentary Budget Report on CSC

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) released a report on 1 June 2017 called “The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants.” The PBO report reviews the costs of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program to construct 15 ships to replace the capabilities of the Halifax-class frigates and Iroquois-class destroyers. It uses several […]

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Minister of Defence Speech

3 May 2017. The Minister of Defence made a speech today at a CDAI function. The speech is entitled “Towards a New Defence Policy for Canada.” It talks about the defence policy review – although still no report released. See https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2017/05/towards_a_new_defencepolicyforcanada.html

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CDA Institute Defence Review Roundtable

Eric Lerhe comments on the CDA & CDA Institute Special Event- Defence Policy Review: For one of the more focused Defence Review efforts, the CDAI 11 May 2016 Roundtable and its published analysis is hard to beat. For me the high points were Col. Charles Davies (retired) with his view that there are “no […]

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China reveals plans to ship cargo across Canada’s Northwest Passage 1

As Yogi used to say, ‘Deja vu all over again!’ As in the late 1980s, the strategic importance of the Arctic rises to near the top of our national concerns. By far the greatest part of that concern should be for accident prevention in those waters closely followed by rescue […]

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Military procurement can help break Canada’s innovation logjam

Much of this has been said before over several decades but nobody seems to be listening. And yet another reference to the sound logic of the Australian model; maybe our new Defence Review Committee should visit that country or at least invest in some solid research on how they run […]

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