Archive for June, 2017

  • Canada at 150

    June 30, 2017 by Don Gillmor
    Canada was formed by a combination of hope and fear; hope that something great could be created in the wilderness, and fear of American imperialism and Fenian raiders. At 150, we are no longer young, but compared to our aging parents (England is 1,146 years...
  • Masters of their fate, part 2

    June 29, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Team Canada’s training camp in Kingston, Ont., set the roster for the Invictus Games in Toronto this September Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne Canada announced its Invictus Games team on June 15, as a second week-long training camp wrapped up in Kingston, Ont....
  •   Most Canadians are familiar with the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, at the base of the National War Memorial in Ottawa. However, some might not know that the tradition of burying the unidentifiable remains of a soldier to honour all those who sacrificed their...
  • Considering the rigours of military life

    June 28, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The chief of the defence staff says the Canadian military needs to make more effort to ensure its members have the right stuff to endure the challenges of military life. Speaking to the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, General Jonathan Vance described...
  • Masters of their fate

    June 23, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Team Canada’s training camp in Kingston, Ont., set the roster for the Invictus Games in Toronto this September Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne Canada announced its Invictus Games team on June 15, while its second week-long training camp wrapped up in Kingston, Ont....
  • Spending two per cent of GDP is misleading

    June 21, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
      It constitutes a small part of the government’s recently released defence policy review, but it’s a telling one. Just 579 of 8,805 words are devoted to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s two-per-cent-of-GDP standard for defence spending, but the words and the numbers suggest Ottawa...
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