Allegations by the RCMP that Vice-Admiral Mark Norman divulged cabinet secrets as part of an effort to press the Trudeau government not to abandon a contract to buy an interim supply ship is further indication of just how broken is the Canadian defence procurement system.
While conducting research for my 2012 book, Halifax and Titanic, I came across the following quote from Daniel Allen Butler, the American author of another Titanic book: “There is something horribly hypocritical about passing judgment on another human being’s actions from the comfort and safet
On Wednesday, Governor-General David Johnston committed a small, barely noticeable breach of royal protocol: At a Canada 150 event in Britain, the man whose job it is to represent the monarch reached out his arm and held her elbow as she descended a staircase.
Peter Shawn Taylor is editor-at-large of Maclean’s magazine. Hector-Louis Langevin is gone. So too, Matthew Baillie Begbie. And Edward Cornwallis, Jeffery Amherst and Egerton Ryerson may be living on borrowed time.
Hundreds of thousands of children are used as soldiers in armed conflicts around the world. Many children are abducted and beaten into submission, others join military groups to escape poverty, to defend their communities, out of a feeling of revenge or for other reasons.
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On Friday the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in British Columbia v. Zastowny, 2008 SCC 4 (Many thanks to Jamie Trimble, President Elect of the Ontario Bar Association for alerting me to this important case).
I’m joined by Todd Doherty, Member of Parliament for Cariboo—Prince George, British Columbia, as we discuss his Private Member’s Bill C-211 which calls on the Government to develop a national frame work with respect to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Hosted by Erin O’Toole, Conservative Member of Parliament and former Minister of Veterans Affairs, Blue Skies is a podcast about Canadian conservatism. Episodes showcase both the ideas and personalities driving this movement and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.