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Policy Briefing: Defence Policy Briefing
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, pictured June 12, 2018, in the Charles Lynch Press Room on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada’s defence policy a bold, new approach for defence

We ask a lot of our women and men in uniform, and that is why our government will continue to do everything we can to support our Canadian Armed Forces members now, and into the future.
Less grandstanding and a return to quiet diplomacy is urgently required if the interests of Canadians are to be effectively protected and advanced on the world stage.
News|Neil Moss
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the procurement of the Canadian Surface Combatant, the most complex one in Canadian defence history, is 'going extremely well.'
Opinion|Alex Reeves
Unless the current government can address the core challenges that have vexed many prior governments on the defence file, SSE may not be able to meet the high standard it has set for itself.
Examining how the NSS can best address all Canadain shipbuilding requirements at this point is logical, and entirely consistent with the original strategy.
The men and women who bravely serve our country deserve better than the Trudeau government which has failed to deliver on a single major military procurement.
Opinion|Eric Lerhe
A growing number of states want to take concrete security steps to send a clearer signal to a China that has not responded to engagement and is taking increasingly risky action against Taiwan. It’s time for Canada to join them.
While the commitment to Mali by the Liberal government is welcome, it still fails to meet the government’s promises made during the 2015 election campaign or the promises made during the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference in Vancouver.
Canada has ambitious plans to make the country's cybersecurity industry world-leading. But finding enough cyber talent, as is the case in many countries, is hard to do.
News|Neil Moss
Re-entering the shipbuilding business requires a 'fairly steep learning curve' for Canada.
Bill C-59 is a reasonable, responsible, and necessary response to the real security threats we face, and one which enhances our security while respecting the constitutional rights and freedoms of Canadians. That is why I am proud to be the Senate sponsor of this bill.

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