Drones have a negative connotation because of the image of strikes U.S. forces have carried out with them, but the positives of drones are numerous: they don’t have humans in them so they can fly for longer, and they weigh less, says defence analyst David Perry.
Use of drones is among the topics to be be addressed in a defence policy review, which Defence MInister Harjit Sajjan says should be done by the end of this year. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Buying drones with arming capabilities makes sense to many defence analysts, because it offers more to Canada’s allies in missions.
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Peter Kent says Canada's campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council is a 'possible, even, likely motivation' for a vote supporting a pro-Palestine, anti-Israel resolution last month in the UN General Assembly.
The estimates include $44-million for Phoenix damages, $131.9-million towards reconciliation on Indigenous rights and fisheries issues, and $9.9-million for the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization.