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Day: January 27, 2022

Veterans spearhead Afghanistan evacuation efforts
In the News, News

Veterans spearhead Afghanistan evacuation efforts

Led by three former generals, a group of Canadian veterans has evacuated more than 1,500 Afghans who faced potential reprisals from the conquering Taliban, spending more than $2.4 million in private donations after Ottawa abandoned its effort. First created to save about 115 former military-employed interpreters and their families, the Afghanistan Strategic Evacuation Team (ASET) has tapped resources across Canada, inside Afghanistan and beyond to help a growing list of people in need. Canadian authorities had identified up to 40,000 vulnerable Afghans as potential evacuees when Kabul fell on Aug. 15, including locally employed civilians, former government employees, advisers and non-governmental organization workers. After airlifting 3,700 people from the country, most of them Canadi...
Are we disarming?
Defence Today, Eye On Defence

Are we disarming?

Last fall, the Royal Navy offered to help Canada guard our strategic interests in the Arctic. The offer was not noticed much by Canadian newspapers focused on the COVID crisis, the federal election, the subsequent leadership manoeuvrings of our political parties and the AUKUS security pact—a new submarine-sharing agreement between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. But Britain’s offer—really a pity hug—should remind us that 90 years after the Statute of Westminster 1931, which brought outright independence to Canada, the British are still ready to return to Halifax and Esquimalt should we ask them. Some Canadians complained bitterly in September when the United States and Britain agreed to help Australia acquire nuclear submarines and nuclear technology. Why weren’t we ...

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