All posts tagged Department of National Defence

Less pretty words, more substantial action needed for military families

This piece was first published in the Hill Times on May 31, 2017. They have been called our “best kept secret.” Will the current government’s defence policy review and decades of tight-fisted budgets continue to relegate the centres that serve our nation’s military and veteran families to social and fiscal obscurity? It has been more […]

Military suicides: platitudes and rhetoric not enough

Sean Bruyea The recent spate of suicides by serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces members is indescribably tragic. If we truly wish to live up to our claims as a civilized and compassionate nation, then we have the highest moral obligation to ask tough questions and risk being profoundly changed by the answers. First, we […]

A sad lack of accountability on F-35s and transportation safety

In case you’re not Canadian or haven’t seen any news at all this week, the Auditor General released a report in which he blasts the Department of National Defence and Transport Canada. The Canada Revenue Agency also received criticism, but not quite as blistering. Andrew Coyne has some spot-on comments about the government’s obviously conscious […]