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David Pratt

David Pratt is a former federal defence minister and the principal of David Pratt & Associates. His consulting firm supports large and small companies in the defence and security sector with government relations, marketing and communications.

Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | May 29, 2024
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with Canadian Armed Forces at the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Cold Lake, Alta., in August 2022. Photograph courtesy of NATO/Flickr
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | May 29, 2024
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | May 29, 2024
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meets with Canadian Armed Forces at the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Cold Lake, Alta., in August 2022. Photograph courtesy of NATO/Flickr
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | November 22, 2023
With high expectations on the defence policy update, National Defence Minister Bill Blair definitely has his work cut out for him, writes David Pratt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | November 22, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | November 22, 2023
With high expectations on the defence policy update, National Defence Minister Bill Blair definitely has his work cut out for him, writes David Pratt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | May 29, 2023
Many Canadians with centrist views feel the Trudeau Liberals have tilted too far to the left. The solution for the party in the 12 to 24 months prior to an election should be a vigorous thrust to the centre of Canadian politics, writes David Pratt, principal of David Pratt & Associates The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | May 29, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | May 29, 2023
Many Canadians with centrist views feel the Trudeau Liberals have tilted too far to the left. The solution for the party in the 12 to 24 months prior to an election should be a vigorous thrust to the centre of Canadian politics, writes David Pratt, principal of David Pratt & Associates The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | February 27, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently in a Hill scrum. Canada could offer to refurbish and up-armour vehicles that have officially been deemed surplus to the Canadian Army’s current requirements. These could be refurbished faster, armoured to a higher standard and cost less than any new IFVs, writes David Pratt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | February 27, 2023
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | February 27, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently in a Hill scrum. Canada could offer to refurbish and up-armour vehicles that have officially been deemed surplus to the Canadian Army’s current requirements. These could be refurbished faster, armoured to a higher standard and cost less than any new IFVs, writes David Pratt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | October 31, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's speech on Oct. 11 at the Brookings Institution clearly implies a very creative use of both hard and soft power, and it was a tour de force by any objective measure, writes David Pratt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | October 31, 2022
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | October 31, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's speech on Oct. 11 at the Brookings Institution clearly implies a very creative use of both hard and soft power, and it was a tour de force by any objective measure, writes David Pratt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | May 30, 2022
Prime minister Mackenzie King and U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt, pictured July 31, 1936, in Québec City, Quebec. At Ogdensburg in August 1940, King and Roosevelt met to sign the Ogdensburg Agreement which laid the foundation for the future continental defence of Canada and the United States. Photograph Flickr
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | May 30, 2022
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | May 30, 2022
Prime minister Mackenzie King and U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt, pictured July 31, 1936, in Québec City, Quebec. At Ogdensburg in August 1940, King and Roosevelt met to sign the Ogdensburg Agreement which laid the foundation for the future continental defence of Canada and the United States. Photograph Flickr
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | December 17, 2021
Canada needs to match our words with action. The mandate letters for Defence Minister Anita Anand and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly will set the tone, but the prime minister must lead the charge, writes David Pratt. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | December 17, 2021
Opinion | BY DAVID PRATT | December 17, 2021
Canada needs to match our words with action. The mandate letters for Defence Minister Anita Anand and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly will set the tone, but the prime minister must lead the charge, writes David Pratt. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade