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General Paul Manson (Ret’d), a Council Advisor at the CDA Institute, wrote a piece on the Liberal plan for interim Super Hornets that has been submitted to the National Post. We are pleased to have his permission to post it on our Blog: The Forum. The announcement by defence minister Harjit Sajjan that the Liberal government is proceeding toward the purchase of eighteen Super Hornet fighter aircraft as an “interim” measure…
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The following is a summary of a recent CDA Institute Roundtable held in Ottawa on 13 September 2016 discussing defence and security concerns for Canada. These roundtable discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule. This summary reflects Analyst Geoff Tasker’s perception and analysis of the discussion. The CDA Institute thanks our Strategic Sponsors Lockheed Martin Canada, KPMG, and General Dynamics for their generous sponsorship of the 2016/​17 Roundtable Discussion Series.…
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CDA Institute Research Fellow Chuck Davies looks at the core challenge facing the Canadian Armed Forces – finding the right balance in the apportion of the defence budget. If the present defence policy review accomplishes nothing else, it must correct the serious imbalance in the apportionment of the defence budget to the many elements needed to create and sustain defence capabilities. Fundamentally, as the Parliamentary Budget Officer and others have highlighted,…
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CDA Institute Analyst and Office Manager Robert Legere explores some of the key themes discussed at the Edmonton DPR roundtable. Security and defence experts came together in early June at a Defence Policy Review (DPR) roundtable in Edmonton – one of several roundtables (originally six, with two more added) taking place this year in the midst of the government’s possible formulation of a new defence policy. The last time the public had…
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CDA Institute guest contributor Jean-​Christophe Boucher, an assistant professor at MacEwan University, recommends greater specialization for the Canadian Armed Forces. This is based on their submission to the Edmonton Defence Policy Review roundtable. The present debate on Canadian defence policy is a welcomed and much needed one. Canada’s defence policy is constrained by two defining determinants – limited resources and the absence of a direct existential threat. These two factors structure the role…
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