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Defence Policy Update Released

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 10 April 2024 As you have probably heard, the has government released the long-awaited defence policy update. It’s entitled “Our North, Strong and Free: A Renewed […]

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The CSC and the Cost-Value Exchange Ratio

By Dan Middlemiss,7 April 2024 There is a perplexing incongruity at the heart of Ottawa’s surface combatant project. On the one hand, a central rationale of our National Shipbuilding Strategy […]

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HMCS CHA at NATO ex 2024

HMCS Charlottetown returns from NATO exercise

RCN Public Affairs, 29 March 2024. After 37 days at sea for Exercise Steadfast Defender, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown returned home March 13. Since departing their homeport of Halifax […]

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Solutions Needed Now

By Ted Barnes, 17 March 2024 It was recently noted in the media that the CAF is in a death spiral. While I don’t share that exact sediment there is […]

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NDHQ deals with a seasonal threat

National Defence Headquarters message to personnel: Please be mindful of the Canadian geese that live at NDHQ (Carling). Spring and Summer are their breeding season and they can become aggressive and […]

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The CAF and AI

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 12 March 2024 The Department of National Defence has released its Artificial Intelligence Strategy. In the Introduction, CDS General Wayne Eyre and DND Deputy Minister Bill […]

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DND Spending Reductions

Message from the Deputy Minister and Chief of the Defence Staff DND/CAF Departmental Plan 2024-25 and Spending Reductions Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced its plan to reduce spending and […]

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Information Denied

Moderator, 1 March 2024 In an article in Ottawa Citizen (“DND ignores requests to release information, undercutting federal law, MPs are told”), David Pugliese discusses Information Commissioner Caroline Maynard’s report […]

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Navy No Show in Red Sea

By Chris W.J. Roberts, 15 February 2024 The Red Sea shipping crisis has shredded assumptions about the ability of international law, economic interdependence and coordinated seapower to keep vital sea […]

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China in the Arctic

By Jeff G. Gilmour, 10 February 2024 A recent article by Robert Fife and Steven Chase – “China gains major Arctic foothold as Russia turns to Beijing more, report finds” […]

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“Hard Things are Hard”

By Dan Middlemiss, 1 February 2024 Ian Mack has just published another very interesting analysis of complex procurement projects.[1] Mr. Mack brings his years of experience to bear on providing […]

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CSC Costs: Is This All We Get?

By Dan Middlemiss, 25 January 2024 CSC Costs: Is This All We Get? Dan Middlemiss David Pugliese reveals that Ken Rubin, a longstanding Access to Information user, recently received nearly […]

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