Defence Review


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 […]


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 […]


Special Issue of Canadian Naval Review

In early April 2016, the government of Canada announced that it would conduct a Defence Policy Review to examine the issues and elements of defence policy in a world that has changed greatly since the last review in the 1990s. In February of this year, in anticipation of this announcement, […]


Comment on “Sajjan shies away from endorsing controversial 2011 Leslie Report”

Sajjan shies away from endorsing controversial 2011 Leslie Report I was very disappointed to see that the announced Defence Policy Review was barely hours old and already needless speculation has started about the probable outcomes including the future of Canada’s Fleet Maintenance Facilities. Regrettably the Halifax Herald, in the attached […]


Kilford: Back to the future for Defence Review

This is one opinion on the future trends in defence policy but the article is food for serious thought. For instance, can a defence policy review be conducted without a statement of intended foreign policy? Are we now completely certain of Canada’s role in the world? From recent statements made […]