Canada and NATO – 70 Years of Involvement

(Disponible en français : Le Canada et l’OTAN – 70 ans de participation) On 30 April 1949, the Government of Canada ratified the North Atlantic Treaty, becoming one of the 12 founding members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). A political, military and economic alliance, NATO has been a central pillar of Canada’s international security policy…

HMCS Montreal near Nanisivik (Nunavut, Canada) from the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces - picture from NATO Association of Canada

Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy

(Disponible en français : La Stratégie d’approvisionnement en matière de défense du Canada) In February 2014, the Government of Canada unveiled its Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS), a multi-point plan to reform the Canadian defence procurement system. The Strategy has three key objectives: To deliver the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in a…

National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: An Update

(Disponible en français : Stratégie nationale d’approvisionnement en matière de construction navale – Mise à jour) 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…