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Policy Briefing: Defence
The department of Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr, middle, says it has a number of projects underway to help veterans and their families with mental health problems. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Advocates demand feds step up help for veterans

Last week’s alleged murder-suicide in Nova Scotia puts mental health support at top of mind.
But those treaties need to be updated because they were written decades ago, when society had a different prevailing view on controlling pot, says one drug policy analyst.
Feature|Rachel Aiello
A vox populi of what’s being said, and speculated about Donald Trump’s influence on Canadian defence plans and the role Canada plays within NATO.
While the Liberals have thus far been more interested in playing politics than in working with our allies to address our common security issues, we can only hope that a new year will bring a new perspective.
At a time when U.S. intelligence agencies are warning of Russian cyber attacks used to interfere with the American presidential election, experts says Canada must be vigilant, and invest in its cyber-security strategy.
Opinion|Harjit Sajjan
In 2017, our government will continue to build upon the work we’ve done over the past year to ensure our women and men in uniform have the support, training, and equipment they need to ensure that Canada and Canadians are safe at home and abroad.

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