CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT – ENCOURAGING!
Ottawa, June 6th, 2017 – The Conference of Defence Associations, and its sister research organization, the CDA Institute, are pleased with the Canadian government’s new Defence Policy, made public by Ministers Harjit Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) and Minister Marc Garneau (Minister of Transport) on 6 June 2017. (http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/canada-defence-policy/docs/canada-defence-policy-report.pdf).
Also available is Foreign Minister Freeland’s statement. (https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2017/06/address_by_ministerfreelandoncanadasforeignpolicypriorities.html).
“Canada’s Defence Policy entitled: ‘Strong’ (at home), ‘Secure’ (in North America), and ‘Engaged’ (in the world), is an appropriate response to today’s global security environment which inevitably affects Canada, Canadian interests and way of life”, says CDA and CDA Institute CEO, Tony Battista. “While this new Defence Policy document is the end of a lengthy process which included extensive consultations – both outside and inside government and with Allies – it is also the beginning of a very challenging implementation requiring huge efforts on the part of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, but equally important with the utmost support from many other Government departments and agencies.”
“The CDA will be working in close collaboration with its 40+ member associations and other like-minded organizations to monitor, assist and comment to ensure that the implementation of this policy reflects its promises,” adds Battista.
The CDA Institute regularly holds roundtable discussions on Canada’s security and defence. To begin the process of assessing the policy and its implementation, we are privileged to hold a special roundtable with the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, on 9 June.
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