Category Archives: Canadian Forces

Warship watch. French nuclear-powered submarine, US guided-missile cruiser in Halifax

2018.10.05.FS Amethyste arrives at Shearwater.Tim Krochak

FS L’Améthyste arrives at Shearwater on October 5 | Tim Krochak, Chronicle Herald

A French nuclear-powered submarine arrived in Shearwater on Friday for the first time in two years. Continue reading

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Harper government’s war agenda for Canada

BY CHARLES BOYLAN

Charles Boylan is the MLPC candidate in Vancouver South

In the August 6 four-party Maclean’s “debate” Stephen Harper stated, “I don’t think this government has gotten itself involved in many military actions.”

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the bi-polar division of the world, Canada’s armed forces have participated in every NATO military adventure in addition to supporting the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The first “military action” in this period saw 18 CF-18 Canadian bombers play a disproportionately large role in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999. The damage to buildings and infrastructure was estimated at $40 billion by NATO, and $100 billion by Yugoslavia. Continue reading

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Foreign policy ‘debate’ in Toronto

Protests outside pro-war foreign policy debate, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto | MLPC

Protests outside pro-war foreign policy debate, Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto | MLPC

Protests are taking place tonight outside the election debate on foreign policy in Toronto. They are calling for an end to the Harper government’s cynical refugee policy, opposing Canada’s participation in aggressive war, demanding an end to impunity for Canadian mining monopolies committing crimes abroad and for action to be taken on the problem of climate change. Inside the debate the ruling elite has given no space for the demands of Canadians for an anti-war government that withdraws from NATO, restricts monopoly right and provides humanitarian aid to refugees and victims of imperialist war. These demands will be heard outside the debate where people are gathering to express their serious concerns and stand in this election. Continue reading

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