NAFTA re-negotiations
Nov10

NAFTA re-negotiations

It has been hard to ignore what is happening in the United States right now, as Trudeau senior once said, it is “the elephant sleeping next to us, a small Canadian flea, that feels everything.” Furthermore, now the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations are starting with comments in the media every day, including threats from President Trump...

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Government of Canada issues a ‘Call for Proposals’ to enhance Defence and Security
Oct31

Government of Canada issues a ‘Call for Proposals’ to enhance Defence and Security

The Government of Canada has issued a call for proposals to aid in the development of science and technology (S&T) tools. This would assist in the growth of knowledge and advice to better respond to Canada’s defence, public safety, and security challenges. This program, which is federally-funded, is a partnership between the National Defence Science and Technology and Public...

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EP 67: Changes in leadership at DND and CAF says farewell to Commander-in-Chief
Oct10

EP 67: Changes in leadership at DND and CAF says farewell to Commander-in-Chief

In this episode, the CAF bids farewell to the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, also, some insights from John Mannarino, Vanguard’s latest Game Changer and changes to the civilian leadership of the Department of National Defence.   Show Notes: General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, and the CAF community bid farewell to His Excellency the Right...

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EP 64: Another delay for CSC and aerospace companies call on PM to move on Super Hornets
Sep13

EP 64: Another delay for CSC and aerospace companies call on PM to move on Super Hornets

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Canada sends a CC130J to Texas to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, another delay for the Canadian Surface Combatant project, and Canadian-based aerospace companies are calling on the Prime Minister to stop blocking the purchase of the Super Hornet fighter jets. Show Notes: A Royal Canadian Air Force CC130J Hercules left Canada...

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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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EP 63: A new directive coming on how CSE shares intelligence
Sep07

EP 63: A new directive coming on how CSE shares intelligence

In this episode, a new directive on how CSE shares intelligence with Canada’s closest allies, the new defence policy could end up costing Canada billions more and an interview with Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard. Show Notes According to a story from CBC News, the office of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is crafting a directive for...

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