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Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 30, 2022
Bombadier Marie Robert guides the Sperwer UAV as it is hoisted onto the catapult ramp prior to launch in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2003. The current scourges of the battlefield are the unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Cpl. Doug Farmer
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 30, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 30, 2022
Bombadier Marie Robert guides the Sperwer UAV as it is hoisted onto the catapult ramp prior to launch in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2003. The current scourges of the battlefield are the unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Cpl. Doug Farmer
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 21, 2022
The division sown at the Vimy Gala in reaction to retired lieutenant-general Michel Maisonneuve's speech did not remain within the exhibition hall at the Museum of History, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of the CDA Institute's Twitter
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 21, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 21, 2022
The division sown at the Vimy Gala in reaction to retired lieutenant-general Michel Maisonneuve's speech did not remain within the exhibition hall at the Museum of History, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of the CDA Institute's Twitter
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 14, 2022
Russian General Sergey Surovikin went on Russian state television last week to announce they would be making a temporary tactical withdrawal from the Ukrainian city of Kherson. Screenshot courtesy of CNN
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 14, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 14, 2022
Russian General Sergey Surovikin went on Russian state television last week to announce they would be making a temporary tactical withdrawal from the Ukrainian city of Kherson. Screenshot courtesy of CNN
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 7, 2022
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces prepare their light armoured vehicles for operations during an exercise in Wainwright, Alta., on May 9. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson W. Branch
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 7, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | November 7, 2022
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces prepare their light armoured vehicles for operations during an exercise in Wainwright, Alta., on May 9. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson W. Branch
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 31, 2022
Outside of the life cycle costs, Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux has pegged the bill for developing and building the new Canadian Surface Combatant ships at $84.5-billion. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 31, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 31, 2022
Outside of the life cycle costs, Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux has pegged the bill for developing and building the new Canadian Surface Combatant ships at $84.5-billion. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 24, 2022
Chief of the defence staff General Wayne Eyre’s argument is that the current Russia versus Ukraine conflict provides the catalyst for boosting military equipment production, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 24, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 24, 2022
Chief of the defence staff General Wayne Eyre’s argument is that the current Russia versus Ukraine conflict provides the catalyst for boosting military equipment production, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 19, 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand’s latest announcement was for more Canadian equipment for the Ukrainian military, but it will only be a matter of time before the shortages of weapons, uniforms, and training seriously erodes the combat proficiency of our Army, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 19, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 19, 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand’s latest announcement was for more Canadian equipment for the Ukrainian military, but it will only be a matter of time before the shortages of weapons, uniforms, and training seriously erodes the combat proficiency of our Army, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 10, 2022
Members of the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, hold a M777 Howitzer shooting range practice at Canadian Forces Base Shilo, in Manitoba, on Feb. 8, 2022. Canada has provided four 155mm M777 howitzers to Ukraine. DND photograph by Corporal Stéphanie Labossière
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 10, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 10, 2022
Members of the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, hold a M777 Howitzer shooting range practice at Canadian Forces Base Shilo, in Manitoba, on Feb. 8, 2022. Canada has provided four 155mm M777 howitzers to Ukraine. DND photograph by Corporal Stéphanie Labossière
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 3, 2022
Rescue swimmers and other members of HMCS Margaret Brooke remove debris from the shoreline in La Poile, Nfld., on Sept. 29. The all-too-familiar response in the face of the growing number of natural disasters isn’t an effective use of highly trained, specialized combat troops, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Cpl. Kuzma
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 3, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | October 3, 2022
Rescue swimmers and other members of HMCS Margaret Brooke remove debris from the shoreline in La Poile, Nfld., on Sept. 29. The all-too-familiar response in the face of the growing number of natural disasters isn’t an effective use of highly trained, specialized combat troops, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Cpl. Kuzma
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 26, 2022
If current parameters remain unchanged, the advantage enjoyed by Ukraine and its President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in terms of weaponry and tactical competence, will only increase over time, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 26, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 26, 2022
If current parameters remain unchanged, the advantage enjoyed by Ukraine and its President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in terms of weaponry and tactical competence, will only increase over time, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 19, 2022
Russian invaders have suffered a major defeat near the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, where panicked Russians reportedly abandoned their armoured vehicles and ammunition stockpiles and fled in terror, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/ITV News
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 19, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 19, 2022
Russian invaders have suffered a major defeat near the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, where panicked Russians reportedly abandoned their armoured vehicles and ammunition stockpiles and fled in terror, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/ITV News
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 12, 2022
The death of Queen Elizabeth might provide the Canadian military the catalyst to pull the plug and the unit names and traditions associated with the Royal Family and Canada’s colonial past, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 12, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 12, 2022
The death of Queen Elizabeth might provide the Canadian military the catalyst to pull the plug and the unit names and traditions associated with the Royal Family and Canada’s colonial past, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 5, 2022
A change of command ceremony scheduled for CFB Bagotville last week was delayed after statements made during an event to pick pilot call-signs triggered an investigation. DND photograph by Corporal Louis Gagné
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 5, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | September 5, 2022
A change of command ceremony scheduled for CFB Bagotville last week was delayed after statements made during an event to pick pilot call-signs triggered an investigation. DND photograph by Corporal Louis Gagné
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 29, 2022
Hundreds gathered on Parliament Hill on Aug. 24 to mark the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. What the Russian president’s advisers failed to grasp was that the majority of Ukrainians still love their country, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 29, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 29, 2022
Hundreds gathered on Parliament Hill on Aug. 24 to mark the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. What the Russian president’s advisers failed to grasp was that the majority of Ukrainians still love their country, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 22, 2022
In less than a week of fighting, the world saw that the long-feared Russian military might was, in fact, a myth and even Russian President Vladimir Putin must have been shocked at how poorly his formations performed, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 22, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 22, 2022
In less than a week of fighting, the world saw that the long-feared Russian military might was, in fact, a myth and even Russian President Vladimir Putin must have been shocked at how poorly his formations performed, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 15, 2022
Aug. 11 media reports showed a series of explosions at a Russian airbase in the Crimea, which Ukrainian officials initially gleefully claimed responsibility for, while the Russian defence ministry claimed it was caused by faulty ammunition storage and that no planes were damaged. Screenshot courtesy of CNN
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 15, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 15, 2022
Aug. 11 media reports showed a series of explosions at a Russian airbase in the Crimea, which Ukrainian officials initially gleefully claimed responsibility for, while the Russian defence ministry claimed it was caused by faulty ammunition storage and that no planes were damaged. Screenshot courtesy of CNN
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 8, 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand, pictured during a press conference in May, recently announced Canada will deploy up to 225 Canadian Armed Forces members this month to train Ukrainian recruits in the U.K. If we are bringing recruits from Ukraine to the U.K. for extensive training, it would seem that no one expects the fighting to end anytime soon, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 8, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 8, 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand, pictured during a press conference in May, recently announced Canada will deploy up to 225 Canadian Armed Forces members this month to train Ukrainian recruits in the U.K. If we are bringing recruits from Ukraine to the U.K. for extensive training, it would seem that no one expects the fighting to end anytime soon, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 1, 2022
Although National Defence Minister Anita Anand’s department is alert to the danger, it says it’s not part of the discussions several NATO donor nations are having about better ways to monitor military aid after it is delivered to Ukraine, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 1, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | August 1, 2022
Although National Defence Minister Anita Anand’s department is alert to the danger, it says it’s not part of the discussions several NATO donor nations are having about better ways to monitor military aid after it is delivered to Ukraine, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 25, 2022
As the war drags on, the media coverage about the conflict diminishes in its actual newsworthiness. The shocking images of dead civilians and shattered Ukraine infrastructure are no longer as shocking as they were initially, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of CNN
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 25, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 25, 2022
As the war drags on, the media coverage about the conflict diminishes in its actual newsworthiness. The shocking images of dead civilians and shattered Ukraine infrastructure are no longer as shocking as they were initially, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of CNN
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 18, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, pictured in a video address condemning Canada's decision to allow the return of natural gas turbines to Germany. Canada had to weigh the political pressure from Germany against its strong desire to stand with Ukraine. In the end, Canada caved to the German pressure, and Zelenskyy was rightly steamed at our choice, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 18, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 18, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, pictured in a video address condemning Canada's decision to allow the return of natural gas turbines to Germany. Canada had to weigh the political pressure from Germany against its strong desire to stand with Ukraine. In the end, Canada caved to the German pressure, and Zelenskyy was rightly steamed at our choice, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 12, 2022
Prince Charles inspects the Honour Guard made up of soldiers from the 5th Canadian Division during his official welcome to Canada in St. John's, N.L., on May 17, 2022. Throughout history, the Canadian military has indeed reflected the values of society at large, writes Scott Taylor. Canadian Armed Forces photograph by Cpl Brad Upshall
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 12, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 12, 2022
Prince Charles inspects the Honour Guard made up of soldiers from the 5th Canadian Division during his official welcome to Canada in St. John's, N.L., on May 17, 2022. Throughout history, the Canadian military has indeed reflected the values of society at large, writes Scott Taylor. Canadian Armed Forces photograph by Cpl Brad Upshall
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 4, 2022
It may come as a shock to many Canadians, including Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, that Armenia is actually a military ally of Russia, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 4, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | July 4, 2022
It may come as a shock to many Canadians, including Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly, that Armenia is actually a military ally of Russia, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 27, 2022
Despite Canada’s already overwhelming popular and logistic support for Ukraine, former chief of defence staff Rick Hillier is telling Canadians that we should be doing more. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 27, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 27, 2022
Despite Canada’s already overwhelming popular and logistic support for Ukraine, former chief of defence staff Rick Hillier is telling Canadians that we should be doing more. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 20, 2022
Now that Vladimir Putin has reduced his strategic goal to consolidating control over eastern and southern Ukraine, the courageous Ukrainian defenders will be hard pressed to recapture lost ground. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 20, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 20, 2022
Now that Vladimir Putin has reduced his strategic goal to consolidating control over eastern and southern Ukraine, the courageous Ukrainian defenders will be hard pressed to recapture lost ground. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 13, 2022
In the West, we justifiably regard Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as an illegal aggression against a sovereign state, and the Russians cite the same international laws, which do not extend prisoner-of-war status to foreign mercenaries. Screenshot courtesy of CBS News
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 13, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 13, 2022
In the West, we justifiably regard Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as an illegal aggression against a sovereign state, and the Russians cite the same international laws, which do not extend prisoner-of-war status to foreign mercenaries. Screenshot courtesy of CBS News
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 6, 2022
In a public relations fantasy exercise, European gas companies claim they will refuse to comply with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s demand to be paid in rubles, but instead buy his oil using euros, writes Scott Taylor. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 6, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | June 6, 2022
In a public relations fantasy exercise, European gas companies claim they will refuse to comply with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s demand to be paid in rubles, but instead buy his oil using euros, writes Scott Taylor. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 30, 2022
That the Mariupol defenders are now prisoners of war may actually come as a surprise to those following the war through major western media outlets, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of CBS News
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 30, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 30, 2022
That the Mariupol defenders are now prisoners of war may actually come as a surprise to those following the war through major western media outlets, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of CBS News
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 23, 2022
At the heart of former U.S. president George W. Bush’s May 18 stumble is that fact that he really is a war criminal whose actions resulted in the needless deaths of more than one million Iraqi civilians, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/NBC News
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 23, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 23, 2022
At the heart of former U.S. president George W. Bush’s May 18 stumble is that fact that he really is a war criminal whose actions resulted in the needless deaths of more than one million Iraqi civilians, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/NBC News
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 16, 2022
NATO troops conduct an exercise at the Camp Ādaži training area in Latvia as part of Operation Reassurance on Sept. 4, 2019. The Ukrainian military has been receiving top-notch training from NATO instructors—including Canadian soldiers—since 2014, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Corporal Djalma Vuong-De Ramos
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 16, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 16, 2022
NATO troops conduct an exercise at the Camp Ādaži training area in Latvia as part of Operation Reassurance on Sept. 4, 2019. The Ukrainian military has been receiving top-notch training from NATO instructors—including Canadian soldiers—since 2014, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Corporal Djalma Vuong-De Ramos
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 9, 2022
If the West is serious about bringing Vladimir Putin’s war machine to a halt, we need to bite the bullet and stop purchasing Russian oil and gas, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 9, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 9, 2022
If the West is serious about bringing Vladimir Putin’s war machine to a halt, we need to bite the bullet and stop purchasing Russian oil and gas, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 2, 2022
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is pictured during a 2009 UN Disarmament Conference. It’s likely the rationale behind the Russian Foreign Ministry’s decision to circulate videos of alleged Ukrainian war crimes was to undermine the current overwhelming popularity of the Ukrainian defenders among the Canadian public, writes Scott Taylor. UN photograph by Jean-Marc Ferre
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 2, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | May 2, 2022
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is pictured during a 2009 UN Disarmament Conference. It’s likely the rationale behind the Russian Foreign Ministry’s decision to circulate videos of alleged Ukrainian war crimes was to undermine the current overwhelming popularity of the Ukrainian defenders among the Canadian public, writes Scott Taylor. UN photograph by Jean-Marc Ferre
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 25, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pictured during his address to the Canadian Parliament on March 15. While Zelenskyy may be the face of Ukrainian resistance, the Ukraine Army surprised all of those armchair generals who predicted a speedy Russian victory, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of ParlVu
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 25, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 25, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pictured during his address to the Canadian Parliament on March 15. While Zelenskyy may be the face of Ukrainian resistance, the Ukraine Army surprised all of those armchair generals who predicted a speedy Russian victory, writes Scott Taylor. Screenshot courtesy of ParlVu
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 18, 2022
The NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group conducts an exercise in the Camp Ādaži training area in Latvia as part of Operation Reassurance, on Sept. 1, 2019. The mood in Canada would be that of enhanced national pride to discover our military was actually battling alongside the valiant Ukrainian defenders, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Corporal Djalma Vuong-De Ramos
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 18, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 18, 2022
The NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group conducts an exercise in the Camp Ādaži training area in Latvia as part of Operation Reassurance, on Sept. 1, 2019. The mood in Canada would be that of enhanced national pride to discover our military was actually battling alongside the valiant Ukrainian defenders, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Corporal Djalma Vuong-De Ramos
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 12, 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand is pictured in the West Block on Jan. 26. Establishing Canada’s defence spending priorities on a meaningless number is simply foolish, writes Scott Taylor, yet that is what the Liberal government has just promised to do. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 12, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 12, 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand is pictured in the West Block on Jan. 26. Establishing Canada’s defence spending priorities on a meaningless number is simply foolish, writes Scott Taylor, yet that is what the Liberal government has just promised to do. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 4, 2022
The Canadian government has soundly denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression, but where was the collective outrage over then-U.S. president Donald Trump announcing he had used a mother-of-all-bombs against Afghans in 2017, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 4, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | April 4, 2022
The Canadian government has soundly denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression, but where was the collective outrage over then-U.S. president Donald Trump announcing he had used a mother-of-all-bombs against Afghans in 2017, writes Scott Taylor. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 28, 2022
Members of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron watch as a CH-146 Griffon helicopter lands in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, on March 12. With Ukraine battling the Russian military, suddenly it seems that every retired general, defence pundit, and politician is convinced that we need to commit to significant increases in the annual defence budget, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Cpl. Angela Gore
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 28, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 28, 2022
Members of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron watch as a CH-146 Griffon helicopter lands in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, on March 12. With Ukraine battling the Russian military, suddenly it seems that every retired general, defence pundit, and politician is convinced that we need to commit to significant increases in the annual defence budget, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph by Cpl. Angela Gore
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 22, 2022
Women participate in a 2012 event commemorating the Latvian Legion. The annual event returned on March 16 in Riga, Latvia, after two years of being cancelled due to pandemic health restrictions. One would have thought that common sense would have shut them down for good, writes Scott Taylor. Flickr photograph by Pablo Andrés Rivero
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 22, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 22, 2022
Women participate in a 2012 event commemorating the Latvian Legion. The annual event returned on March 16 in Riga, Latvia, after two years of being cancelled due to pandemic health restrictions. One would have thought that common sense would have shut them down for good, writes Scott Taylor. Flickr photograph by Pablo Andrés Rivero
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 14, 2022
Ottawa residents participate in a rally in support of Ukraine outside of City Hall on Feb. 27. Even though Canada is not directly involved in this conflict, the term used to describe Ukraine is ‘ally,’ and the Ukrainian side can simply do no wrong in the eyes of western media, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 14, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 14, 2022
Ottawa residents participate in a rally in support of Ukraine outside of City Hall on Feb. 27. Even though Canada is not directly involved in this conflict, the term used to describe Ukraine is ‘ally,’ and the Ukrainian side can simply do no wrong in the eyes of western media, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 7, 2022
Early in the conflict, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called upon international volunteers to travel to Ukraine to fight the Russian invaders as part of a newly formed Foreign Legion. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/CNBC Television
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 7, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | March 7, 2022
Early in the conflict, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called upon international volunteers to travel to Ukraine to fight the Russian invaders as part of a newly formed Foreign Legion. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/CNBC Television
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 28, 2022
Now known by Freedom Convoy zealots as the ‘spark that lit the flame,’ Tamara Lich is an energy industry worker who is neither a medical expert nor does she have a vested interest in the trucking industry. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 28, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 28, 2022
Now known by Freedom Convoy zealots as the ‘spark that lit the flame,’ Tamara Lich is an energy industry worker who is neither a medical expert nor does she have a vested interest in the trucking industry. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 21, 2022
The National War Memorial in Ottawa is pictured on Feb. 16. One has to question why individuals would seek to make this a military issue by sporting their old uniforms and declaring themselves to be veterans on either side of this cause, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 21, 2022
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 21, 2022
The National War Memorial in Ottawa is pictured on Feb. 16. One has to question why individuals would seek to make this a military issue by sporting their old uniforms and declaring themselves to be veterans on either side of this cause, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 14, 2022
A number of bouncy castles popped along Wellington Street on Feb. 5 as the Freedom Convoy’s occupation of downtown Ottawa entered its second week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY SCOTT TAYLOR | February 14, 2022