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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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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EP 62: Protecting the oceans, Warning asylum seekers, and US troops in Afghanistan
Aug28

EP 62: Protecting the oceans, Warning asylum seekers, and US troops in Afghanistan

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Marcello Sukhdeo talks about the US to increase troops deployment to Afghanistan, the Prime Minister’s stance on asylum seekers crossing the border into Canada and the Oceans Protection Plan. Show Notes: U.S. President, Donald Trump recently endorsed the option to increase troops to Afghanistan but has not provided any specific numbers. In referring...

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