Yearly Archives: 2019

13 posts

New Opportunity to Address Procurement Problems

There has been a lot of discussion in the past month about procurement. The re-elected, but now minority, Liberals have proposed creating Defence Procurement Canada – i.e., to channel major […]


Getting Procurement Right

There has been much talk over the years about problems in the process of procuring military assets. Procuring ships for the navy, in particular, receives attention because of the size […]


Thinking about Procurement Options

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) has published another great paper by Ian Mack. It’s called “Another Way to Buy Frigates.” As the title suggests, there are ways other than […]


Third Shipyard for NSS?

October 2019. The federal government has made some changes to the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The latest was in May 2019 when the government announced that it would competitively select a […]

Mexeflote Raft

Mexeflotes in Manitoba

“Third Base: The Case for CFB Churchill” is an intriguing and timely article written by Jose Assis Giammaria in the latest issue of CNR (Volume 15, No. 1). If the […]

PBO post

Are the CSC Type 26 Costs Growing?

The latest Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) report, “The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants: 2019 Update,” issued on 21 June 2019, has revised the latest cost for the Canadian Surface Combatant […]

Global Affairs

Budget Fluctuations and Military Capability

An interesting study was just published by Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) by Ross Fetterly. Governments are always tempted to slice bits off various departmental budgets to cut costs. But, […]


Governments, Shipbuilders and Reporters

20 March 2019. In mid-March David Pugliese, a reporter who has been covering Canadian security and defence matters for many years, submitted several questions to the government about the Arctic […]

BAE Type 26

The Ongoing LM/BAE Type 26 CSC Frigate Saga

The awarding of a contract for a new fleet of Canadian warships moved one step closer to reality after the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) rejected a complaint from one […]

VIC class sub

Canadian Submarines

It seems that new submarines won’t be part of the future mix for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), at least in the foreseeable future. The government has quickly rejected a […]

AU Navy

Shipbuilding in Canada and Australia

20 January 2019. It’s not hard to see similarities between Canada and Australia. Both are former British colonies with a system of government inherited from the British, both are big […]