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Parliament Remembers

Karen Norman and Mayra Perez-Leclerc Legal and Social Affairs Division On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Formerly known as “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day…

National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: An Update

Martin Auger  Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division In June 2010, the federal government unveiled its National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) to renew and modernize the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard over the next three decades. The NSPS was introduced to provide long-term, predictable federal shipbuilding work in Canada. The…

The Arctic Council Under Canada’s Chairmanship

Thai Nguyen Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division As Canada’s 2013–2015 chairmanship of the Arctic Council comes to an end, the country hands that role over to the United States at the biennial Arctic Council ministerial meeting on 24–25 April 2015 in the Nunavut capital of Iqualuit. Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s minister responsible for the…

Memorial Chamber, First World War Book of Remembrance, Parliament Hill

Parliament and the First World War – 1. Before the Storm: From Discord to Unity

This is the first in a series of three articles.  Jean-Rodrigue ParéLegal and Social Affairs Division A Canadian contribution to the Imperial Navy? At the start of the 20th century, all industrialized nations were engaged, to varying degrees, in an arms race. The modernization of the German navy was particularly alarming to the British Empire, which…