Steven Staples on the Future of Canada’s Subs: CBC’s The National

“When you look at the cost of trying to get these things seaworthy again, it just doesn’t make sense,” said Steven Staples, president of the Rideau Institute on defence issues.

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It’s time for a Women, Peace and Security Ambassador for Canada

In the lead up to the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September, it is timely to consider a Private Member’s Motion  now before Parliament, that might just gain enough traction for the Justin Trudeau government to take note. Introduced in February 2018 by MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, the key paragraph of Motion 163 reads:  [R]eaffirm Canada’s commitment to build […]

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Senate report chooses human rights over weapons exports

On 4 September the Rideauinstitute.ca blog discussed key pieces of legislation upcoming in the Senate, including in particular Bill C-47, on Canada’s ...

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There are three key pieces of legislation before the Canadian Senate, which resumes sitting in mid-September.  They are: Bill C-47 – legislation ...