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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Strong Secure Engaged Surpasses Expectations
Sep11

Strong Secure Engaged Surpasses Expectations

After a lengthy period of the most extensive public consultation on Canadian defence in a generation, the Trudeau government released its new defence policy Strong Secure Engaged this past June. On the whole, the policy provides a surprisingly clear-eyed outline of the desired objectives for the Canadian Armed Forces and real additional resources to achieve them. If implemented successfully,...

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Not so Strong, so Secure or so Engaged
Sep05

Not so Strong, so Secure or so Engaged

By Ian Parker Much has been written praising the new Liberal Defence Policy: Strong, Secure and Engaged. But when you consider what the Minister of National Defence stated, “Strong, Secure and Engaged was informed by the most transparent review Defence has ever undertaken,” and about what Mathew Fisher wrote, as part of his National Post article on July 1...

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Colt Canada to provide 1148 new C6A1 machine guns to the CAF
Aug03

Colt Canada to provide 1148 new C6A1 machine guns to the CAF

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced last week, that the Government of Canada will acquire 1,148 new C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) from Colt Canada. This purchase demonstrates the government’s promise under the new defence policy to modernize, renew and restore Canada’s military with the tools needed to succeed in operations. “The Government of Canada is committed to...

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BAE Systems to start construction of Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the UK later this month
Jul04

BAE Systems to start construction of Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the UK later this month

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to BAE Systems worth approximately £3.7bn to build the first three ships for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme. Work will commence shortly on the first ship with steel scheduled to be cut in Glasgow later this month, according to Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon. This is good news...

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CAF to be better equipped to fight cyber war
Jun14

CAF to be better equipped to fight cyber war

In order to be properly equipped to fight the warfare of the 21st century, the Canadian Armed Forces will be looking to increase training so as to deal with cyberattacks and recruit more cyber specialists according to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. As part of the Liberal government’s plan to increase the defence budget by 70 per cent over the...

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