An objective assessment would recognize that having the Head of Military Police report to the chain of command constitutes a major flaw in accountability. This situation must be tackled head-on as part of the current review of the NDA and the Military Justice System.
The question of constitutionality of the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement is an important border security and public safety issue that will profoundly impact Canada.
The question of the direct defense in Europe today is broader than just the Russian challenge. More than ever before, global alliances allow nations to work together, and that achievement is key to creating multi-national coalitions of the willing and fortify real deterrents.
As we anxiously await deliverance from COVID-19, remember the lessons learned in 1955. We must not rush production beyond its capacity to produce and administer a safe vaccine.
A pandemic reinforces the importance of Provincial government roles in the daily lives of the Canadian population, and communication is key to confidence in the process.
As Canada receives 249,000 vaccines for first-phase distribution, the coordination – on a massive scale – will benefit from military operational planning and execution.
On all three counts against him, former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in the deadly-force arrest of George Floyd. It's an important step on a journey that must not pause.
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Canadian supply chain could factor into the replacemant of Canada's ageing fighter jets. The supply chain includes 71 first- and second-tier Canadian suppliers – a clear benefit of Canada’s long-term involvement in the multi-national JSF project.
With the looming threat of conventional wars between great and regional powers appearing increasingly likely, the U.S. should quickly shore up its strategic military alliances.
Neither DND nor Veterans Affairs Canada track, with any accuracy, the number of suicide casualties of Canadian military. Part of this inaccuracy stems from the fact that Canadian military reservists are not included in figures released by either department.
A recent Léger Marketing poll surveyed 1,522 eligible Canadian voters. The results suggest that the electorate is looking for a new leader – and the Green party's Elizabeth May is seen as the most knowledgeable, ethical and balanced leader of the bunch.
The caliphate may lie in ruins, but IS leaders and foot soldiers are now well-trained, well-led, combat-experienced, potentially well-financed, and patiently continuing the long-game battle for world domination.