Costs continue to climb

David Pugliese,* writing in the Ottawa Citizen, reports that "The cost of the Canadian navy’s new surface combatant ships has further increased because of delays and changes in the size of the ship, according to a new report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer ... [this ought not to be surprising, the last PBO report was from … Continue reading Costs continue to climb

Doing the right thing, the right way

A couple of weeks ago I gave Prime Minister Trudeau a BZ (military slang (based on a Navy flag signal) for "well done") for sending Canadians warships into the South China Seas for joint exercises with the Japanese navy. Here are two pictures of HMCS Regina (an elderly, but still lethal Canadian Navy frigate) (foreground, … Continue reading Doing the right thing, the right way

BZ to Prime Minister Trudeau

Yes, you read that headline write ... I, one of Justin Trudeau's fiercest critics, say "credit where credit is due" and I assert that it is due here, now because CTV News reports that "Canadian naval forces based on Vancouver Island will soon be joining the Japanese navy and the U.S. Seventh Fleet to enforce international … Continue reading BZ to Prime Minister Trudeau

Conspiracy? I don’t think so.

Stephen Chase and Robert Fife, writing in the Globe and Mail, continue to harry the Trudeau regime over its dealings with big business. In this case, they report that "The federal government alerted New Brunswick’s Irving family that The Globe and Mail was seeking information from public servants about whether the family’s shipbuilding company had … Continue reading Conspiracy? I don’t think so.

Once again, not outraged

I see, on social media, that some of my Conservative friends are outraged by a report (almost a year old) from Murray Brewster on CBC News which explained that "Federal officials overseeing the country's shipbuilding program warned the Liberal government that they were being leaned on to steer up to $1.2 billion worth of repair … Continue reading Once again, not outraged

Battle of the Atlantic Sunday

Today is battle of the Atlantic Sunday ... it is when we remember the longest and, arguably the most decisive battle of the Second World War. It began with the sinking of the SS Athenia on 3 Sep 39 ... ... and didn't end until 7 May 1945 when the SS Avondale Park was sunk, … Continue reading Battle of the Atlantic Sunday

Power Projection

I have argued, in the past, that the strategic role of power projection is one at which navies excel and, some would argue, it is one that only a navy can do well. Navies can prowl the oceans and remain 'on station' near a potential troublespot or a strategic 'choke point' for protracted periods, and … Continue reading Power Projection