Canadian Government

Three questions about Canada’s next p...

Sep 26, 2016

The Canadian government has announced it intends to augment Canada’s contribution to UN peacekeeping and has gone in search of a mission to make good

F-35: Four fallacies that skew public discu...

Jul 24, 2016

Following is a repeat posting of an article which first appeared in The Vimy Report on November 6, 2015 under the title “F-35: Slow down

Three reasons to end the monarchy in Canada

May 11, 2016

A CERTAIN IDEA OF CANADA: A former permanent undersecretary at the Foreign Office, John Coles, once observed that it was a “certain idea of Britain”

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

3 Problems with the Upcoming Defence Policy...

Apr 21, 2016

Our first line of defence and the object of all our policy must be to work with other nations to prevent war … The first

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

Impressive: government achieves its Syrian ...

Feb 15, 2016

Last fall, the new Canadian government announced a goal to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada before the end of 2015. As the magnitude of

No Fight in this Dog

Feb 01, 2016

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a pathological mixture of perverse extremism, medieval standards and amoral behaviour whose barbarous practices surpass

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) 

An inside look at the PM’s instructio...

Nov 15, 2015

In a sharp break with the past, the new Canadian government has publicly released what were once highly confidential “mandate letters” by which the Prime