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F35s. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | Challenging next year's decision to commit spending $76.8 billion on new warplanes includes understanding the business logic of NATO.
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Brent Patterson | As the U.S. and U.K. look at reducing the number of F-35s they buy because of sustainment costs, the Canadian government appears to be silent on this crucial budget line.
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Military parade in Toronto. Image credit: Can Pac Swire/Flickr
Yves Engler | Military command structures reinforce the most undemocratic impulses of Canadian society, while its patriarchal and authoritarian nature is a threat to many within it.
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A  U.S. soldier from the Maine National Guard looks out of his armoured vehicle as part of military exercises in Gagetown, New Brunswick. Image credit: The National Guard/Flickr
Joyce Nelson | While the rest of us try to transition to a low-carbon future, the military has carte blanche to burn all the fossil fuels it wants in its hardware for never-ending wars.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with media, March 5, 2021. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Matthew Behrens | While there has been plenty of awareness this year, there remains precious little government action on ending the scourge of male violence against women and children, both at home and globally.
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Chrystia Freeland in 2017. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | Chrystia Freeland has supported billions being spent on the military. Could the $1.2 trillion debt change that?
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RCAF Chinook helicopter sits on the front lawn of Parliament in Ottawa. Image: Jamie McCaffrey/Flickr
Matthew Behrens | No matter who takes the reins of Parliament next week, perhaps the biggest winner in Canada's 2019 federal election will be a conglomerate of military industries and the war department.
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General Jonathan Vance. Photo: NATO/Flickr
Bruce Moncur | Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance's record speaks for itself.
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Canadian Forces light armoured vehicle on display. Photo: Mike Babcock/Flickr
Yves Engler | In a system where money talks, militarists on Parliament Hill will always be among the loudest voices. To rise above their din, we need to figure out ways to amplify the Canadians who prefer peace.
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rime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister James Gordon Carr take part in a panel discussion. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Matthew Behrens | To distract from the glaring failure to prioritize child care over warfare and housing over drones and new bombers, the Liberals continue to dance about the global stage as self-proclaimed feminists.
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Canada 150 RCAF CF-18 Fighter Jet. Photo: Wilson Hui/Flickr
Yves Engler | The problem with glorifying soldiers is that veterans' organizations can use their cultural standing to uphold militarism and reactionary politics.
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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.