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    Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle - RG-31, LAV Coyote, and (partial) G-Wagon Replacement

    We could put the money into a complete rebuild of the Coyote fleet.
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    New Minister of Veterans Affairs: Mandate Letter, etc.

    - But everyone knows who he is, how crazy he is/was, and where he is now. He was bat shit crazy, not a gangster. - This wasn't a bar fight or two drunks fighting over a Lee Enfield in a hunt camp, it has a handgun in a car fired by a person in a car at a person in another car. We hand out...
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    New Minister of Veterans Affairs: Mandate Letter, etc.

    - Place and population are irrelevant. Police know who was in the shooter's car. Sentences are ridiculously light for paralyzing someone. - Why?
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    US vs OPEC "Oil War" (trade war)?

    - They will have to. Some of the new-tech plants in Alberta can bring in oil sands bitumen at less than $15/bbl. They are the future. The Saudis will not be competitive.
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    New Minister of Veterans Affairs: Mandate Letter, etc.

    - Too many missing pieces here. A student paralysed by gunfire and we don't know who fired the shot? Who was the shooter, the Mayor's son? Something stinks. Too many people hoping this will just slide under the radar. So, now, a cabinet minister with a blank spot where a gangster put him in a...
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    New Minister of Veterans Affairs: Mandate Letter, etc.

    - Well, if this was a gangland shooting, what gang was Hehr in? You don't see soft sentences like that when 'civilians' get shot. He is a Minister now. what did we miss? - What has been swept under the rug?
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    New Minister of Veterans Affairs: Mandate Letter, etc.

    - Look up which 'veterans' agencies/activists donated how much to the Liberal Party. That is who was there. Firearms 'advisory' groups operate the same way. As do other groups. That is how governments pass out money to the people who won the last election for them whilst concurrently using these...
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    New Minister of Veterans Affairs: Mandate Letter, etc.

    - "His passenger got six months for pointing a firearm." - Who fired the shot? - Why the light sentences? - How well 'connected' were these guys? Where are they today? Any more offences? Any priors? - Is the judge's decision and case on file anywhere?
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    New Minister of Veterans Affairs: Mandate Letter, etc.

    - Who shot Kent Hehr? Canadians have a right to know.
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    The Defence Budget [superthread]

    - If the arctic ice pack breaks up, it wont just disappear in a year. We will have decades of moving chunks of loose pack ice being moved by the ocean currents - INTO the Northwest Passage, not out of it. As a sea route, the northwest passage will become even less useable than it is now.
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    Armed Forces Consider incentives to keep soldiers fit

    - Each occupation has its own medical category. Give each trade its own physical category. Failure to meet specs? No trade advancement. No leadership courses. NO WSE or acting rank. No component transfer. -Why? Because you can be medically fit, but physically unfit, and vice versa. - This...
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    Time to Remove Nuclear Weapons From Europe

    -Agree. a Cold war holdover. - Canada returned the nukes to the US (they were under dual control, as are the ones in question) when our Starfighters converted from low level nuclear strike/recce to a conventional role about 1971. Honest Johns were gone by then. - We kept Genies in service...
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    Jian Ghomeshi alleges firing due to Fifty Shades of CBC

    - After her next O Group, her Sgt approaches her: "Ma'am, can you give me that O Gp again?"   Her:  "Why Sgt?"    The Sgt: " I just want to see if you can tell the same story twice in a row."   8)  
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    The Great Gun Control Debate

    - Armalite AR-10 was submitted for trials, but the Stellite lined barrel burst and it was not reconsidered. What became the M-14 won those trials. AR-10 was purchased in some quantities by Portugal, Sudan, and a few other countries. Sudanese contract AR-10s (mfgd by Artillerie Inrictingen/NWM)...
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    Canada's New Defence Minister

    - When Gen Vance commanded the Canadian task force in Afg  in 2009, LCol Sajjan was on his staff.
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    The Great Gun Control Debate

    At the risk of repeating myself again, but here goes... PET might have been issued a pistol during the October Crisis, and he might have neglected to return it. My source? Gawd only knows. Years ago. Might have been from Laycock and the original NFA.
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    - When I was SSM Recce Sqn, our soldier shortage impinged on our ability to move our echelon, as well as degraded our ISTAR capacity. We lacked the right pers qual to drive the right vehs at the right time, and crew commanders need a formal qual as well these days. - Perhaps you should compare...
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    As of One Minute Ago, I am Now Retired

    - Thank you. I am being dragged kicking and screaming into the darkest bowels of the Strathcona Regimental Association. Certain Persons spent fifteen years calling me a fucken Hussar, but... where are they when the Edmonton chapter needs them?
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    Harrasment in public..Hydro One fires "jerk" for reporter prank

    - Their corruption was polite, and tastefully done without publicly insulting women.