29 mai 2023 | Local, Naval

ANALYSIS | Thinking the 'unthinkable': How China could change Canada's conversation about nuclear subs | CBC News

Almost a decade ago, the notion of a conflict between the United States and its allies on one side and China on the other was described as the “unthinkable war” by major foreign policy and defence observers. Lately, it’s become clear that those same experts are thinking through the unthinkable.


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    21 novembre 2019 | Local, Autre défense

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    OTTAWA — There are fears a brewing battle over the future of NATO could have major implications for Canada, which has relied on the military alliance as a cornerstone of its security, protection and influence in the world for decades. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to travel to London next month where comments by French President Emmanuel Macron questioning the viability of NATO threaten to overshadow a celebration of the alliance's 70th birthday. Macron warned in an interview with the Economist magazine that the alliance suffers from a lack of U.S. leadership, and that Europe must stop relying on American guarantees of protection and prepare to defend itself. Robert Baines, president of the NATO Association of Canada, says he is concerned about the alliance's future, adding its dissolution would weaken this country's links to other western democracies and leave Canada reliant on the U.S. for security. Defence analyst David Perry of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says NATO represents an important “counterweight” to what would otherwise be a lopsided Canada-U.S. defence relationship. Baines and Perry suggest Canada is well-placed to bring Washington and Europe together, and that saving the organization should be a priority. This report was first published by The Canadian Press on Nov. 19, 2019. https://lethbridgenewsnow.com/2019/11/19/brewing-battle-over-future-of-nato-creates-minefield-for-canada/

  • Polish warplane appetite prompts jockeying by US, European vendors

    16 octobre 2023 | Local, Terrestre

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  • Canada restricts military exports to Hong Kong

    8 juillet 2020 | Local, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

    Canada restricts military exports to Hong Kong

    Dear members, On July 3, 2020, the Government of Canada announced it will review applications for the export of “sensitive military items” or “sensitive goods” destined to Hong Kong with the same considerations as it does for those items destined for the People's Republic of China. Whether or not to approve a permit will now be a case-by-case political decision taken by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. What constitutes “sensitive military items” and “sensitive goods” will be determined by Global Affair Canada (GAC), on a case-by-case basis, from items that are found on any of the seven Export Control Group Lists (ECL). Permits for what are considered "sensitive military items" will not be approved. While Canadian firms have exported very little in the way of ECL Group 2 items to Hong Kong in recent years, these changes appear to create a high level of regulatory risk for companies considering new business opportunities that would require exporting items found on the Export Control Group Lists. You are encouraged to review your business development plans and reconsider accordingly. You can read the details of the: July 3 Statement here. (link: canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/07/canada-takes-action-following-passage-of-national-security-legislation-for-hong-kong.html) July 7 Notice to Exporters (Serial No. 1003) here. (link: international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/controls-controles/notices-avis/1003.aspx?lang=eng) Canada's Export Control Group Lists (ECL) here. (link: international.gc.ca/controls-controles/about-a_propos/expor/guide-2018.aspx?lang=eng) CADSI is working with GAC to inform impacted companies. If you have any questions, please contact your GAC Permit Officer and let CADSI know of any impacts on your company by emailing Mindy Pearce, Policy Advisor: mindy@defenceandsecurity.ca.

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