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Jonathan vance speaks at 2020 ottawa conference

Jonathan vance speaks at 2020 ottawa conference

General Jonathan Vance Chief of the Defence Staff Chef d’état-major de la défense 4 March 2020 Thank you Guy for that introduction,Good afternoon, Congratulations to Guy, Youri, and everyone at CDAI for another excellent conference. As I begin, I would like to...

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BOOK REVIEW: Gendered Militarism in Canada

BOOK REVIEW: Gendered Militarism in Canada

By Charlotte Duval-Lantoine The years 2014 and 2015 were turning points for Canada and its military. The Canadian Armed Forces left Afghanistan in March 2014, ending its thirteen-year participation in a conflict that had a lasting mental and...

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