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Canada’s legacy on procurements worrisome

Careful examination of the government’s record finds political inaction, procurement ineptitude, and a withdrawal from Canada’s international contributions.

As a former police officer with military training, I know all too well that there are bad people, bad governments, and bad situations from which we have to protect ourselves, but in a way that is effective … and cost effective. The Canadian Forces (CF) is facing a crisis; virtually all of our military infrastructure and equipment is approaching the end of its life. This crisis allows us to develop a revitalized military, in the context of changing global security realities.

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Canada’s legacy on procurements worrisome

Careful examination of the government’s record finds political inaction, procurement ineptitude, and a withdrawal from Canada’s international contributions.

As a former police officer with military training, I know all too well that there are bad people, bad governments, and bad situations from which we have to protect ourselves, but in a way that is effective … and cost effective. The Canadian Forces (CF) is facing a crisis; virtually all of our military infrastructure and equipment is approaching the end of its life. This crisis allows us to develop a revitalized military, in the context of changing global security realities.

  

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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