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Offline jmt18325

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Canada's New Foreign Policy
« on: June 06, 2017, 05:29:08 pm »
http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/freeland-says-canada-needs-hard-power-to-support-global-order-1.3445788

Hard power?  From a Canadian Government?  A Liberal one, at that?  I'm intrigued by what tomorrow's defense policy review may bring.

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Re: Canada's New Foreign Policy
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 06:59:50 pm »
Talk is cheap, let's see it.  Sounds like an excuse to spend more taxpayer money and blame the boogie man Mr Trump.
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Re: Canada's New Foreign Policy
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 09:51:05 am »
I was impressed with Canada's new defence policy.  It's not pie in the sky, and it's not something that can really be hacked or slashed in any big way.  Other than a small increase in troops and armed drones, it simply maintains our capabilities as they exist, and modernizes them.  It also (despite what you keep hearing in the media) pumps over $1.5B into the budget this year. 

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Re: Canada's New Foreign Policy
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 10:14:21 am »
I liked the indication of reducing our reliance on the States for trade.  Also could mean less reason to involve ourselves in American wars.
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Re: Canada's New Foreign Policy
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 11:55:43 am »
One can only hope but I'll believe it when I see it.