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The “Canada Is Back” Humbug

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The “Canada Is Back” Humbug

“Canada’s back.” It's what they all say, writes ADAM CHAPNICK. But Canada is not sufficiently critical to world politics to necessitate official announcements of its alleged coming and going.

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The Third Eye

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The Third Eye

Autonomous signals intelligence has put Canada at the heart of Five Eyes sharing — writes Maria A. Robson   CANADA FOUNDED ITS first intelligence agency, the Communications Branch of the National Research Council, in 1946. The word “Security” was added in 1973 and since 1975 it has been known as the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). In the nationalist mood following the Second World War, some policymakers assumed that the development of autonomous signals intelligence would allow the country to go its own way and assert independence from Great Britain. As it happened, this expectation fit nicely into a colony-to-nation narrative. However, declassified...

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How Good Was Harper for Defence?

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How Good Was Harper for Defence?

There are some areas where National Defence legacies of the Harper years live on. But in other areas, Harper failed to realize the vision he brought with him in 2006: Above all, the failure of the Conservative government to keep the CAF supplied with up-to-date weapons systems...

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