Conservative leader Erin O'Toole did his best not to be out-pandered by PM Trudeau with Canadian Sikhs:
‘India responds to Trudeau’s ‘ill-informed’ remarks
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh noted at this Indian story:
And lots more Indian reaction here:
And a video of the PM speaking to Sikhs Nov...
New fighter, budget, COVID-19, Quad, Five Eyes, China, Arctic...maintains budget will be OK:
Canadian defense minister talks fighter competition and geopolitics
When the Trudeau government took office in 2015, one of the first appointments was tapping Harjit Sajjan, a combat veteran who served...
Not just against PRC in South China Sea, Taiwan Strait (hope they've given up on idea of one in NW Passage, were talking about it last year https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2019/05/07/u-s-navy-arctic-freedom-of-navigation-operation-northwest-passage/ )--further links at original:
All this is getting distinctly hinky-making--some stories, big implications for NATO and EU (and note Libya where Erdogan is heavily backing the GNA gov't in Tripoli--equipment, Syrian mercenaries--vs the Haftar-led rebels):
And from a very good backgrounder Sept. 11 by Eric Reguly:
We are now in the 80th anniversary--excerpts from a major article at Skies Magazine:
242 Squadron--Bader in front middle:
More on the Canadian aspect (Stan Turner):
During the mid-50s Group Captain...
On-line initiative involving National Defence, Queen's University's Centre for International and Defence Policy and UQAM--several pieces up (e.g. "Competitions and Power Games in the Arctic – Realities, Fictions and Implications for Canada"), several forthcoming on-line events listed:
This is a real message to Russkies (and Finns exercised with USAF too last year, see "Arctic Challenge" https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1870898/169th-fw-wrap-up-arctic-challenge-exercise-in-sweden/ ), further links at original:
"Over the last few decades federal governments of both stripes have been increasingly unwilling to spend money on core federal responsibilities (defence, coast guard, national policing, emergency preparedness (axing by Martin Liberals of autonomous agency, see below), First Nations' actual...
1) Germany reportedly moving toward a split buy of Super Hornets, Growlers and Eurofighter Typhoons to replace Tornado jets
2) The Bronk piece at RUSI:
3) And note this earlier at IISS:
Talk about, er, granular anaysis that we do not see in Canada. I would think the Germans hope/expect...