Taking Better Care of Veterans

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If you are one of Canada’s Veterans you are probably familiar with dealing with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). Some of that experience will have been positive, some negative. The one thing that virtually all those experiences will have in common? You

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Why am I Frustrated?


Why am I frustrated, why am I seriously considering giving up on Defence Issues in Canada? We are being sold a bill of goods on defence issues, and there is no push back from those with the voice to challenge

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Sorry About Lack of Updates

Since the Federal Election I’ve been pretty quiescent. Waiting to see how our new LPC masters will reply to the very real needs of Canada’s military. I had high hopes. Or I was high. Who can tell? In either case I

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Happy New Year!

1736 folks views my blog, seeing 6703 pages. I hope I achieved my goals of making you think, or at least giving you a chuckle.  My thanks to my readers. Without you this blog is a waste of electrons.  Have

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Merry Christmas!

To all my readers, I would like to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for reading and making my blog far more successful than I thought it would be. Steve Daly C.D.

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An Ocean of Opportunity?

An Army Air Corps Apache helicopter takes off from HMS Ocean during Operation Ellamy, the UK's contribution to UNSCR1973 in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya.

Should Canada Acquire HMS Ocean?

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A Bare Cupboard

HMCS Preserver

We read the stories in the news all the time, an economic downturn forces more folks to use food banks even as the economy causes donations to dry up. Images of shelves, picked bare by those simply trying to survive,

Posted in Canadian Army, Canadian Forces, CDN POLI, NSPS, RCAF, RCN, World Affairs

Smart Phones in Combat


The Information Age has brought any number of changes; one of the most far-reaching has been the advent of “Smart” devices such as Smart Phones. Together with their relatives, the Tablet Computer and Smart Entertainment Devices, they are contributing to

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Universality of Care

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Of all the various injuries or conditions that a Canadian Forces member might suffer as a result of their service, it is the chronic conditions that are most difficult to directly attribute to military service. A former member suffers from

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RCN on the Lakes, recycled assets?


In an announcement that came as a surprise to many, the Conservatives announced that Great Lakes/Waterway security would be enhanced by building patrol ships for the RCN to operate on Canada’s inland waterways. I welcome this, but wonder why build?

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