Eric Lerhe

9 posts

Making the candidates ‘speak on the issues’

Unfortunately it’s like preaching to the choir, but I agree with Eric Lerhe that this dialogue need to be publicized, ‘blogged’ or whatever else works to get some debate going […]

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Realistic thinking needed from all sides

I was squarely in Eric Lerhe’s court until his last paragraph. I am not as convinced as him that all the hoped for procurements outlined in the current government’s policy – whether […]

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The technical issues are complex

I am the Standards Chief Petty Officer for marine propulsion systems at the Canadian Forces Fleet School in Esquimalt.  I find the points made by the contributors to this topic […]

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Contracting For Transportation

The Canadian navy’s sea-lift capacity has been mentioned previously in these quarters, in the context of the rumoured Conservative plan to pay-off the existing Protecteur-class replenishment ships a full two […]

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The new marine commando regiment

Amidst the hoopla surrounding the leaked Conservative Canada First Defence Strategy and the subsequent series of articles by David Pugliese, one overlooked item was the proposed creation of a 250 […]

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Arctic Patrol Vessel Announcement

I like just about every aspect of the Arctic Patrol Vessel that appears to have just made it through Cabinet: It uses the successful Norwegian SVALBARD design suggesting that we […]

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Debating Defence and Naval Policy

For much of February 2007, a small group of academics that included serving and former naval officers engaged in an electronic debate on the future of Canada’s defence and naval […]

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