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Eye on defence: September/October 2015

Defence policy and the election   The country will elect a new federal government on Oct.19. As of this writing, the Conservatives, Liberals and NDP are within five or so points of each other in a number of polls. It’s worth considering what may change and what may not depending on who is Canada’s...
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    Cracks in the system, part two: Broken faith

    September 1, 2015 by Adam Day & Sharon Adams
       Canada’s lost veterans and the lawsuit that shook a government   This is a simple, age-old story. Across Canada there are soldiers and veterans who were injured in Afghanistan and who haven’t yet healed. They exist in the no man’s land between war and peace,...
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    Cracks In The System

    July 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
      A litany of complaints about Veterans Affairs Canada’s treatment of veterans has led to a ‘veterans’ revolt.’ Can new leadership at VAC inspire a culture shift, or should the system be rebuilt from the ground up?   By Sharon Adams and Adam Day  |...
  • Q & A with Minister O’Toole

    July 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Minister of Veterans Affairs Erin O’Toole ADAM DAY  For the french version, click here On April 23, Legion Magazine’s editorial staff met with Minister of Veterans Affairs Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham, for a discussion of issues related to Veterans Affairs Canada. This...
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    Friendly fire incident investigated

    July 1, 2015 by Adam Day
    Beginning in Iraq, the lingering mystery about the exact events that led to the death of Canadian Special Operations Regiment Sergeant Andrew Doiron at the hands of allied Kurdish peshmerga forces has been mostly resolved with the release of a highly redacted report into the...
  • Canadian Jihad

    May 14, 2015 by Adam Day
      The perplexing war with militant Islam   Out of the chaos of the Syrian and Iraq civil wars, a new group of Sunni Muslim fanatics has risen to eclipse al-Qaida and become a whole new kind of threat to global security. Having conquered a...
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    The Russian Bear Looks North

    May 1, 2015 by Adam Day
    It takes only a cursory glance at recent headlines to see that the Russian bear has not only awoken, but is angry, quite possibly rabid. Not content to merely create chaos in rewriting the map of Eastern Europe, or to panic its neighbours farther afield with...
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