BMD – To Join or Not to Join?
Jan23

BMD – To Join or Not to Join?

By LGen (Ret’d) George Macdonald The increasingly-aggressive provocation by North Korea has resulted in a renewal of the discussion regarding Canadian participation in North American ballistic missile defence (BMD). This lightning-rod issue was essentially buried by the Martin Liberal government in February 2005 when a decision was taken not to seek participation in this US program. This choice was...

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A Pilgrimage overseas with The Royal Canadian Legion
Jan17

A Pilgrimage overseas with The Royal Canadian Legion

By Nujma Bond Imagine walking in the footsteps of Canadian soldiers who were part of some of the most fierce and significant battles this world has ever seen. Imagine Vimy Ridge, the beaches of Normandy, and other places where conflicts raged across parts of Europe. Sounds, images, and the reality of war came flooding back to over 40 Canadians who...

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Closing the SEAMS
Jan16

Closing the SEAMS

By Jeffrey D. Rodney On October 22, 2014, a lone gunman shot ceremonial guard Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. A few minutes later, the gunman opened fire inside the Centre Block on Parliament Hill. He was gunned down before killing anyone else. According to an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) report released a few months...

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Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake
Nov06

Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake

By: Valarie Findlay No industry is immune to cyber breaches, but few evoke visions of catastrophic loss and devastation than an aviation cyber attack. Despite being the safest mode of transport, the aviation industry’s potential for large-scale loss makes it a high-value target for malicious actors. Aviation’s inextricably connected systems and processes present numerous contact points for cyber threats,...

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Wastewater Treatment and Canadian Military Operations
Oct17

Wastewater Treatment and Canadian Military Operations

By Nicole A. Poirier, Eng., Ph.D., FCAE In June 2017, the Government of Canada announced as part of its widely awaited new Defence Policy that it will grow defence spending over the next 10 years from $18.9 billion in 2016-17 to $32.7 billion in 2026-27. Following this welcome announcement, a flurry of headlines emerged related to improved capabilities and...

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