FrontLine readers are, no doubt, aware of the numerous critiques of the Government’s support, administration and care of those who serve our nation in uniform. Will the new trio of heavy hitters be able to reset the much-criticized portfolio of Veterans Affairs Canada?
What we have not considered, as a community of free thinkers, is that we have grossly underestimated the appeal and reach of jihadist propaganda to Canadians (and Americans) who feel any of the above stigmatizations or proclivities.
Defining Canada’s Roles and Commitments.
Watching as Canada struggles to maintain a Naval fleet that is commensurate with its efforts to be influential in global affairs.
It seems that the whole notion of political party membership being the only way to power at the federal level might need a determined re-think.
Deliberations on optional budget reductions must examine some sacred cows that have escaped scrutiny, largely because of ignorance, apathy or cowardice. Consider these gutsy ideas when cutting the defence budget.
Is history about to happen while we’re looking the other way? Don't forget, every decade can be decisive.
Promoting the myth that Canada is a peacekeeping country distorts and misunderstands history.
Success in battle begins behind the lines. Trimming the tail could mean pulling the teeth - the how and the why.
Canada has no defence policy and members of parliament seem disinterested in that fact. The CFDS is out of date, unaffordable and impotent.
While parliamentarians enjoy their summer break, they might spend some time thinking about how they can do a better job of holding government to account. Perhaps a bit of summertime reading would remind them of what needs to be done.
Ottawa pundits have decried the sad state of parliamentary government, which exists, to some degree, because few Members of Parliament or Senators rise above petty partisanship.