Advice from a Former MND to the New MND

By David Dunlop, 18 August 2023

As most people know, MP Bill Blair has just been given the Minister of National Defence Portfolio from PM Trudeau. Peter MacKay, a former Conservative Minister of National Defence (MND) has given Mr. Blair some sage advice as to how to proceed with his new job in an opinion piece published in the National Post earlier this week. The piece is entitled "The urgent need to fix Canada's military — and how to do it." It includes some good advice, including depoliticizing defence procurement, fixing the procurement process, enhancing communication among the agencies involved in procurement, determining what Canada needs most to be able to contribute to international obligations, work on Canada's strengths in the tech sector (for example), and so on. An interesting read! See


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