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Recent News

What’s New at the CDA Institute, 20 April 2017

What’s New?   Release: Report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence. To little acclaim or attention, the Standing Committee on National Security and Defence released its report last week concerning the broader issues related to the...

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KPMG Event Summary (DND, CAF and Strategic Governance)

Introduction: In the first event of a four-​part series for the CDA Institute – in collaboration with KPMG – three panelists discussed the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, the joint-​headquarters linking the organizations and the strategic...

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NATO: There’s more to burden sharing than 2 percent

CDA Institute Guest Contributor Chris Kilford, a Fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, offers his analysis and insight into the complicated area of defence budgeting and allocation. With the release of the NATO Secretary...

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