Canadian militarism

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Oct 11, 2018
Canadian Forces light armoured vehicle on display. Photo: Mike Babcock/Flickr

Ottawa's mercenary world of pro-military lobbying

Yves Engler
In a system where money talks, militarists on Parliament Hill will always be among the loudest voices. To rise above their din, we need to figure out ways to amplify the Canadians who prefer peace.
Blog
Jun 29, 2018
RCAF Chinook helicopter on Parliament Hill. Photo: Jamie McCaffrey/Flickr

Trump threatens Canada, 'defence' community stays quiet

Yves Engler
A volatile leader in charge of a military behemoth prone to aggression has repeatedly attacked Canada and its prime minister in recent weeks. But the "defence" community has barely made a peep.
Blog
Mar 21, 2018
Jagmeet Singh. Photo: United Steelworkers/flickr

Another take on Jagmeet Singh and political violence

Yves Engler
While the media makes much of the new NDP leader's ties or indifference to Sikh violence, they've ignored Singh's leadership of a party and community that has repeatedly backed Canadian aggression.
Blog
Oct 19, 2017
Ontario-6934. Image: Dennis Jarvis/flickr

Canada's war shrines

Yves Engler
Each year, tens of millions of dollars in public money is spent on war memorials. The Afghan Memorial is just the latest addition to Ottawa’s long list of war shrines.
Blog
Jun 8, 2017
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO

The left needs to oppose Trudeau's military spending

Yves Engler
This week Liberal Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced a 70 per cent increase in military spending over the next decade. Progressives need to oppose this direction in defence policy.
Columnists
Jun 22, 2016

Saying no to Canada's death game

In a reminder that the warfare state is never affected by who gets elected in Canada, the Trudeau Liberals are about to embark on a militaristic spending spree that will draw no opposition.

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