Day: 19 June 2024

Anita Anand “damps” NATO on the day of the summit in Ottawa

OTTAWA – It’s hard to believe that she didn’t do it on purpose: just on the eve of the visit to Canada by the Secretary General of NATO, the Federal Treasury Board President Anita Anand declared that it makes no sense to pour large sums of money into the Department of Defense National until the latter has the ability to spend what is given to him. Clear words, especially if said by a former Defense Minister like Anand, who intervened “with a straight leg” in the debate on Canada’s inability to meet the NATO parameter of spending 2% of the country’s gross domestic product in the field military. (more…)

What foreign interference? It’s just business

TORONTO – If it sounds or feels as if we have heard or “seen this movie before”, we have. Canada seems in the grips of one of its navel-gazing rituals as the political system is consumed by the “issue” foreign interference in our fragile democracy. This time, we have some sneaky, vulnerable, short-sighted Members of Parliament to blame. Or so it would appear, thanks to the suggestions implied in a reading of a report by the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) tasked with assessing threats to the safety and security of Canada and its inhabitants.