David Perry is the Senior Analyst with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. His PhD in political science from Carleton University examined the link between defence budgeting and defence procurement and he continues to work on those subjects today. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Centre of Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary, a Research Fellow with the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie and columnist for the Canadian Naval Review.
Articles by this writer
The shifting of funds sends a negative signal as we await release of the Defence Policy Review (will it be pre-Summer or not until Fall?).
A mix of good news, pleasant surprises and disappointing news for Canada’s military. The budget actually contained several noteworthy defence related items.
Establishing a strong partnership between the Government and the Canadian Defence Industry should be an ongoing priority for the new Liberal Government given that Canada's defence sector will be an important part of its economic recovery.
According to Tom Ring and David Perry: "Establishing a strong partnership between the Government and the Canadian Defence Industry should be a key and ongoing priority for the new Liberal Government given the opportunity for a review of defence policy to complement the government’s job creation and innovation agenda."
Aspects that focus on streamlining the process appear the least advanced.