There’s No Life Like it!

By Moderator, 28 April 2022

The Department of National Defence conducted a public opinion poll earlier this year. The results are discouraging. Not only do Canadians know little about the military – in this case the questions were about the air force – most of them don’t want to join the Canadian Armed Forces. This is perhaps not surprising given the negative media coverage over the past few years, in particular about sexual harassment but also racism in the military. It’s a shame that the former Minister of National Defence and the military leadership did not address these problems sooner. Now bad publicity and the booming job market make it less likely that people will consider joining the military. Personnel shortages could become a problem. See David Pugliese’s article, “Majority of Canadians have no interest in joining the military, DND poll shows,” in the Ottawa Citizen, at https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/majority-of-canadians-have-no-interest-in-joining-the-military-dnd-poll-shows

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