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CDA Institute Blog: The Forum

Real Change in the Oversight of Spies?: CDA Institute Analyst Ryan Olshansky looks at the possible role of a parliamentary committee in overseeing intelligence agencies under the Liberal government.

L'avenir du Renseignement français après les attaques du Bataclan : Blogueur pour l'Institut de la CDA, Michael Lambert, doctorant au Collège doctoral de la Sorbonne (France) et à l'Université de Tampere (Finlande) partage ses reflexions sur les services de renseignement Français après les événements de Charlie Hebdo et du Bataclan.

"Canada is Back": Trudeau and Foreign Policy-Part 1: CDA Institute guest contributor Kim Richard Nossal, professor of political studies at Queen's University, looks at how the new Liberal government approaches foreign policy and non-partisanship. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.

Media Round-Up

Stage being set for trade tribunal complaint over $400 million Department of National Defense procurement? (Ottawa Citizen): The Department of National Defence acquisition of the Headquarters Shelter System (HQSS) is facing a number of questions regarding the process. The acquisition may face a number of complaints before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.

Deal of the century: Trudeau's defence review will reverberate for decades (Globe and Mail): CDA Institute Board Member George Petrolekas, along with co-author David Perry, comments on the government's forthcoming defence review.

(CTV News): Tony Battista, Executive Director of the Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute reacts to Canada being excluded from an anti-ISIS coalition meeting.

Justin Trudeau pressed on Liberal vow to end airstrikes against ISIS (Toronto Star): CDA Institute Board Member George Petrolekas is quoted in a piece exploring the Liberal promise to end the air combat mission over Iraq and Syria.

Canada's military mission against Islamic State has cost nearly $300 million (Ottawa Citizen): According to reports, the Canadian missions against the Islamic State has cost upwards of $300 million. The Department of National Defence has not provided details on the actual costs of the mission. 

(ICI Radio-Canada) : Le Canada est exclu d'une réunion sur la lutte contre l'État islamique. Le Vice-président de l'Institut de la CAD, M. Ferry de Kerckhove (commence à 15:20).

Declassified documents reveal scope of Defense Department's cyber strategy (Christian Science Monitor): The Pentagon has declassified several confidential documents which reveal a clear lack of authority and strategy within Cyber Command. Experts believe this inefficiency will hamper the nascent cyber force. 

One if 10 Canadian vets of Afghan war diagnosed with PTSD (Globe and Mail): According to a briefing note presented for the Minister of Veteran Affairs Kent Hehr, approximately 1 in 10 of the Canadian military personnel who participated in the mission in Afghanistan are now collecting benefits for PTSD.

Justin Trudeau faces demands to break promise on ISIS bombing (CBC News): The recent attacks in Burkina Faso have increased pressure on Justin Trudeau to ensure Canada remains in the air mission against ISIS. 

(ICI Radio-Canada): À la suite de l'attentat au Burkina Faso, comment contenir l'expansion du terrorisme à travers le monde: entrevu avec le Vice-président de l'Institut de la CAD, M. Ferry de Kerckhove (commence à 17:50).