For NAOC’s final contribution to the 16 Days Campaign, Julia Schaumer has sat down with Commodore Rebecca Patterson to find out a little more about Operation HONOUR and what the Canadian Armed Forces are doing about the issue of sexual misconduct in the military.
In 1995, Canada and Spain entered into a maritime dispute off the eastern coast of Canada. Canadian warships intercepted and seized Spanish fishing vessels not obeying the quotas of multilateral institutions tasked with fostering intergovernmental cooperation in the area. This conflict, dubbed the Turbot War, is an example of Canada use of unilateral force when multilateralism fell short. Lessons from this case should be applied to the changing Far North.