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Recent News

What’s New from the CDA Institute 25 May 2017

From the CEO: The Conference of Defence Associations and the CDA Institute are pleased to be hosting the Chief of Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, to a Special Roundtable on 9 June.  We are delighted the CDS has accepted to be with us especially some two days...

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What’s New from the CDA Institute, 18 May 2017

From the CEO: After months of anticipation, the government has announced that the new Defence Policy for Canada will be made public 7 June 2017, prefaced by a formal Foreign Policy statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs at a time to be announced.  The CDA and...

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Canada needs to deliver on a fully-funded defence policy

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld Tony Battista is the Chief Executive Officer for the Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute. Charles Davies is a fellow with the CDA Institute. Next week the federal government will likely present its Defence Policy. Many...

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