Ocean Allies Partnership Pushes for Diversity to Boost Innovation and Growth of Canada’s Ocean Sector

May 20, 2021 – During Canadian Innovation Week, May 17-21, partners on the Ocean Allies Initiative are examining the effect of diversity on innovation in Canada’s Ocean industry. A new report “Navigating Change: an examination of the current state of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Canada’s ocean sector”, prepared by Upswing Solutions and funded in part by Ocean Allies has…

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50th BALTOPS Kicks Off in June

May 24, 2021 – The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June 6-18. This milestone exercise demonstrates a steadfast commitment to NATO and continues to change to meet evolving regional security requirements. Air and maritime assets from NATO allies and partner nations are involved in the…

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Irving Begins Production of Fifth AOPS

May 20, 2021 – Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has cut first steel for the future HMCS Frederick Rolette to officially begin production of Canada’s fifth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Construction of Canada’s future combat fleet begins at Irving Shipbuilding’s Marine Fabricators facility in Dartmouth, where 32 people are involved in the computerized plasma…

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1963: “The gold-braid mind is destroying our navy”

Reprint courtesy of Macleans Magazine SEPTEMBER 7 1963 The gold-braid mind is destroying our navy lays a grave charge against our naval establishment: Commodore James Plomer RCN (Ret’d) For the sake of argument Until recently James Plomer was the top Canadian naval officer who actually went to sea. Here he describes the hidden scandal of our navy and the shore…

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Marine Nationale and RCN Continue Counter-Narcotics Victories under CTF-150

May 20, 2021 – The Marine Nationale’s (MN) FS Guépratte and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship HMCS Calgary, prove themselves unrelenting, making four rapid counter-narcotic seizures under CTF-150. FS Guépratte commenced the successful streak with a seizure of 6,136 lbs (2,784 kg) of hashish on 12 May. HMCS Calgary followed the French frigate’s lead, striking in quick succession on…

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Canada, Mexico, U.S. ships conduct combined operations

May 14, 2021 – Ships from Canada, Mexico and the United States conducted combined operations off the coast of Southern California, May 13, to enhance partnership and interoperability among the nations’ sea services. Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) steamed alongside Canadian Navy Kingston-class coastal defence vessels HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709) and HMCS Brandon (MM 710), Mexican Navy…

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CGAI Statement on CF Sexual Misconduct and Culture Change

May 10, 2021 – Strong and effective Canadian Armed Forces are essential to the defense and security of Canadians. The ongoing crisis with sexual misconduct and harmful behaviors within the ranks and failures in leadership at all levels have undermined confidence in the institution. Trust has been lost with many serving and retired members, and Canadians are asking legitimate questions…

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