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Yves Engler | Trudeau should see Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's diplomatic break and raise him a wide-ranging ethical challenge. Here's how.
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Yves Engler | The military's immense resources and cultural clout enables it to attract Indigenous youth to become soldiers. But First Nations have more reason than most to be wary of the Canadian Forces.
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Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance. Photo: Gatis Dieziņš/Latvijas armija/Flickr
Yves Engler | The military goes to great lengths to shape coverage of its affairs and one should expect stories about Canada's mission in Mali to be influenced by the armed forces.
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Yves Engler | Each year, tens of millions of dollars in public money is spent on war memorials. The Afghan Memorial is just the latest addition to Ottawa’s long list of war shrines.
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Yves Engler | The military's internal ideological capacity has a wide reach. The newspaper at the naval base rejected an ad from a law firm seeking to represent CF members who had been sexually harassed/assaulted.
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Snowbirds. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Frank Kovalchek
Yves Engler | Each year the Snowbirds participate in some 60 air shows across North America. Part of the military's massive cultural outreach.
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Canadian soldiers perform an exercise in Hawaii in 2008
Yves Engler | A pro-militarist think tank with influential backers, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is increasingly influential in shaping the foreign policy discussion in this country.
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Yves Engler | General Jonathan Vance claims the media's reporting on the Canadian Forces has created "very toxic narratives." Poor muffin.
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David J. Climenhaga | Can the Harper Conservatives give meaningful assurances Islamist radicals with ties to ISIS won't be among the Ukrainian forces trained and equipped by Canada?
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David J. Climenhaga | Defence Minister Jason Kenney's claim that since the Canadians were 200 metres behind the front line they were not on the front line is simply not credible.
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Matthew Behrens | An Ottawa courtroom recently witnessed the rare intersection of numerous taproots of violence undergirding Canadian society, in the sentencing hearing of Ashley White.
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H.G. Watson | The Conservative government has placed more stock in Canada's military than its predecessors. It is surprising that the substandard living conditions and issues with pensions have yet to be addressed.