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The CDA Institute supports leading Security and Defence policy research. Read our white papers.


We offer a number of premiere events each year, all focused on Security and Defence policy. Find out about our upcoming events.


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Recent News

What’s New from the CDA Institute – 29 June 2017

From the CEO: The CDA and CDA Institute would like to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Canada Day weekend, as well as an excellent 4th of July to our US friends. Bonne journée du Canada à tous et chacune! Recent CDA Institute Web Updates/Dernières mises à jour sur...

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What’s New from the CDA Institute – 22 June 2017

From the CEO: With the arrival of summer, most of us fire-up our BBQ, enjoy leisure time at our cottages, lakes, beaches, mountains, prairies, and all the innumerable wonderful things that Canada offers.  Millions of visitors also come to enjoy our great country with...

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What’s New from the CDA Institute 16 Jun 2017

From the CEO: This week has seen three significant engagements by Government Ministers on issues touching on the security and defence of Canada and Canadians.  While the highlight is most certainly the release of the new Defence Policy by the Honourable Harjit Sajjan,...

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