Canadian Coast Guard

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Recent paper showcases some alternate models for navy-coast guard relationships

In a short paper entitled “The Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard: Cooperating Sea Services of Co-existing Federal Fleets,” published through the CDFAI last June, Vice-Admiral (ret.) Jean-Yves Forcier addresses the issue of organizational relationships between the Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy. The paper can be […]

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Many different models to choose from

The question posed in the second post in this thread by ‘R.M.’ is crucial: “Is our current multi-departmental model for domestic maritime safety/defence/enforcement the one that will meet our future requirements efficiently and effectively?” As the aforementioned Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence report notes [Coasts, 2007], the […]

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2011 Conservative Party election platform

Moderator’s Note:  This material is provided by .  It is from a document entitled Here For Canada, which is available at this URL: http://www.conservative.ca/media/ConservativePlatform2011_ENs.pdf (Beginning at page 16) PROMOTE CANADA’S WORLD-CLASS AEROSPACE INDUSTRY Canada’s export-oriented aerospace industry – the fifth largest in the world – employs more than 80,000 Canadians […]

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What changes might their second term bring?

The election of a reinforced minority Conservative government might seem to indicate few changes in broad defence policy.  I expect, however, some minor alterations and some major new pressures. The greatest pressure may involve a need to divert tax dollars towards remedies for the current financial crisis although initial indications […]

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AORs are essential and urgently required

The unexpected press release announcing the termination of procurement processes for two new types of ships for the Canadian Coast Guard and navy was no doubt a heavy blow. And for the perennially under funded coast guard, the indefinite delay for the twelve new patrol ships they’d been counting on […]

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Maritime Security Conference Explores Navy-Coast Guard Interoperability*

[* Moderator’s Note:  This article was originally published in the Summer 2008 (Vol. 4, No. 2) issue of Canadian Naval Review.] The 19th annual Maritime Security Conference took place at Dalhousie University 12-14 June, drawing 135 distinguished speakers and delegates. Participants from Canada, Norway, Britain and the United States examined […]

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The merits of merging the coast guard and the navy

The announcement of the new arctic patrol vessels brings with it the inevitable discussion on whether the Canadian navy or the Canadian Coast Guard should be Canada’s sovereign marine presence in the Arctic. This question comes with a simple examination of status quo options rather than taking a step back […]

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Stewardship and due diligence in maritime operations

A recent Canadian Press article regarding Canadian Forces rules for maritime operations in Canada’s arctic region sparked some debate about whether the CF and the navy are reasonable stewards of the environment.  Canadians picked up on this article and the headlines chosen by the editors such as “Navy granted dumping […]

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CCG-CF joint training: Been there, done that

For the interest of your readers, the CF and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) have conducted joint training in the recent past. Specifically, 32 Canadian Brigade Group (32 CBG), the Militia formation based in Toronto, conducted a series of exercises called Neptune Strike together with various Great Lakes Canadian Coast Guard […]

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