Certainly it is critical to adddress China’s continued interference in our elections as well as their economic espionage. Unfortunately, it’s going to take a lot more than that to really deal adequately with defence issues. The general public seems largely unaware of the need for Canada to increase its defence profile. Some of that is due to complacency over the Americans taking over much of our basic defence; after all, why pay for all those expensive and dangerous weapons when we can freeload off our neighbours to the south and let them spill their blood if necessary? But it’s not just the public that needs to change their attitudes…it’s the media that has helped shape those attitudes. Until the media really and truly get behind having Canada as an independent country that requires a robust military to protect it, then the battle for public opinion will be an uphill one.AGAIN - if we want to have a serious discussion about Defense issues then our first issue is to prosecute those who are found to be complicit in China's alleged interference in our elections. THAT is critical - for if China gets a real foothold our military will be further emasculated.
IMHO, what needs to be stepped up first is a huge effort by all concerned citizens to convince the media how serious this is. Although much of the mainstream media is slightly left of centre (some even more so), the media loves a good story. Something that will grab the attention of a particular media’s base. Since the problem is systemic and has gone on for decades, it’s not going to be an easy fix. The general public needs to be consistently made aware of our inadequacies and how dangerously exposed we are, especially in the Arctic.
It seems to me that Justin is carrying on Daddy's mission - to destroy the CAF and cede Canada to China. His continued refusal to answer questions in Parliament and when facing the press are a problem. IF he tried this in a court of law I am sure he would be cited for contempt of court.Un-fucking-believable. The more they prattle on about this bullshit, the more it will appear to be a "major problem". Its like a child with a cut on their finger over analyzing it and imagining how horrible it is and thinking how much it hurts.
Yes, I did just compare DND to a child, because this to me is huge political distraction, nothing else.
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I would posit that our ethics policy exists, yes; but the application of that in the past has been"selective" to say the least. We had mechanisms to police this kind of crap, but they weren't being g used effectively.Oh we have an ethics policy…it’s just that the PM on down doesn’t follow it.
I would posit that our ethics policy exists, yes; but the application of that in the past has been"selective" to say the least. We had mechanisms to police this kind of crap, but they weren't being g used effectively.
Now...well... Big Brother intervenes and we get to play their game because of the failures of those long since removed from the service.
Because it's not really about all that. It's about weakening institutions and the country.I fail to understand how it’s so hard to simply have a very simple ethics policy and enforce it. Treat people equal and equitably, and merit according to performance with adherence to standards and rules.
Looking at the language, though, diversity as a font of policy might inspire more inane approaches, and resulting bitterness and complaint, than anti-racism. The E and I are more critical either way: an equitable and inclusive workplace will attract and retain a diverse workforce, and will be anti-racist in its culture.Canadian Government: Anti-racism, Equity and Inclusion. (AEI)
Everyone else: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)
I sometimes wonder if the best way to basically kill off the CAF is to simply bleed it dry of personnel despite making it seem as if you want to expand recruitment levels. I’m a strong believer that a nation of Canada’s geographic size, location and economic size should have a navy of no fewer than 60-70 ships. That would include at least one carrier, amphibious ships and subs…the whole naval ball of wax. But it ain’t gonna happen.I'll throw this out there to start discussions, UK is proposing as a way to cut budget costs, mothballing HMS Prince of Wales. If they are crazy enough to do it, maybe it's a opportunity for us? Yes we don't have the crew right now, but having a carrier could play to recruiting pretty well.