All posts by The Vimy Report

The mission of the Vimy Report is to inject new information that will raise the quality of public discussion on security and defence issues, to do so with impact, and thereby to educate and influence the ultimate decision-makers: citizens and their elected representatives.

Do you know this woman? Our defence now dep...

May 13, 2016

General Lori Robinson, US Air Force, is the new commander of NORAD, Canada’s first line of defence in the event of an air or missile

When calamity strikes, how much can the mil...

May 09, 2016

The Canadian Armed Forces are helping out at Fort McMurray, but the Auditor General has warned that their ability to assist in domestic crises is

Want to talk defence policy? Here are 10 qu...

Apr 22, 2016

The Liberal government has launched a review of Canadian defence policy, and has invited Canadians to participate in it. To help focus public discussion on

Trudeau is serious about defence? His first...

Mar 31, 2016

In their 2015 election platform, the Liberal Party charged that the Conservative Government had left Canada’s Armed Forces “underfunded and ill-equipped, and the courageous members

Russia presents its claim to an expanded Ar...

Feb 15, 2016

Following are extracts from Sputnik News (Moscow), 2 February 2106 On December 20, 2001, Russia sent an application to the UN Commission on the Limits of

“Politically” binding deal deli...

Jan 22, 2016

The nuclear “deal” which the United States and five other states concluded with Iran last fall was always something of an anomaly in diplomatic practice.

Putin “probably approved” Litvi...

Jan 22, 2016

A British judicial inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko in London in November 2006 has found that the Russian dissident was murdered in an

The little known legal battle over the Sout...

Jan 04, 2016

While the world’s attention has focused on US and Australian naval and air patrols challenging China’s claim to 90% of the South China Sea, the

What is Trump actually proposing and why?

Dec 09, 2015

Donald Trump’s proposal on Muslim immigration has been denounced just about everywhere, its author the object of some of the most scurrilous ad homimen attacks

First clash in Commons over defence issues

Dec 08, 2015

HOUSE OF COMMONS, DECEMBER 7, 2015 SPEECH FROM THE THRONE RESUMPTION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY Hon. Rona Ambrose (Leader of the Opposition, CPC)