DND Statement on CSC Roasting by PBO

February 24, 2021 – The Department of National Defence (DND) thanks the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) for its work, and welcomes its report on the Canadian Surface Combatant. Reports such as this one serve a critical role in validating our project costs, while supporting our shared objective of ensuring that the best value is provided to Canadians.…

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COVID19 Highlights the Folly of NOT Acquiring Two Mistrals in 2015

March 25, 2020 – With the current worldwide Corona Virus (COVID19) and nations around the world utilizing ships, both military and civil, to assist in health care efforts, Canada is strangely silent. The French Navy describes their fleet of three Mistral Class as, “Tool of command and projection of forces, the PHA can, from their flight deck, deploy a complete…

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RCN Senior Officer Retirements, Promotions and Appointments 2020

Promotions and appointments announced March 16, 2020 Rear-Admiral C.A. Baines will be appointed as Deputy Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Commodore G. Bernatchez will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and will remain as Canadian Armed Forces Judge Advocate General Captain M.D. Bowen will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Commodore and will be…

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