Canada and the UK recently signed a memorandum detailing their intention to find ways to cooperate in providing consular services in countries where one or the other does not have representation. The announcement prompted a great deal of commentary, on many different aspects of the move.
Some members of the transatlantic community have unfairly labelled Canada as the “slacker of transatlantica.” Does this myth hold-up?
Canadian development projects in Afghanistan should focus on the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage in order to expand Afghani connections to their past.
As the international community continues to commit military and development assistance, Afghanistan remains a country plagued by instability and deteriorating infrastructure.
It seems that the Élysée Palaceis heading for a change. François Hollande is leading with 28.6% of voter support after the first round of the French presidential elections held on April 22, while Nicolas Sarkozy is just behind him with 27.2%. According to a poll conducted on April 25-26 by Harris Interactive, 55% of respondents […]
By Rodnie Allison “Devastating”, “Biting”, and “Not a Pretty Picture” – just some of the statements that followed the release of Auditor-General Michael Ferguson’s first report to Parliament. Yes it is official, April 3 2012 will go down as the toughest day yet for Canadian proponents of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program. From its inception, […]
By: Rodnie Allison In four years Canada will receive the first of sixty-five F-35A multi-role combat aircraft. These aircraft represent much more than a means to regulate airspace or dictate conditions on the ground. They represent a commitment to the NATO alliance structure, the integration of strategic industrial resources among like-minded governments, and finally, the capacity […]
By: Ryerson Neal Glenn Thibeault is the NDP Member of Parliament for Sudbury. He serves as Critic for Consumer Protection and Amateur Sport. In October he attended his first session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Bucharest, Romania. Q. What got you interested in the parliamentary side of NATO? A. I’ve always had […]
By: Ryerson Neal In October, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly met for its 57th Annual Plenary in Bucharest, Romania. The Assembly is an inter-parliamentary organization composed of legislators from NATO members and associate countries. It acts as a forum for legislators to exchange views and discuss defence and security matters. Throughout the year, the Canadian NATO […]