Jeffrey Simpson and the Liberal Party don't like the fact the Conservative government are not interested in a fake military or relegated to a herbivore on the international stage. Canada's Military: Liberalism Hot Air
Our Canadian military has an aging Sea King Fleet because the Liberals refused to pay the note. Our international reputation took a hit because we refused to honour our responsibility and military tradition that we earned in WWI and WWII. Chretien branded the EH-101 helicopters "Cadillacs" during the election campaign that ended two consecutive governments of Tory rule, most of it under Brian Mulroney.
Chretien spent 10 years in power without ever replacing the rusted out Sea Kings, which sapped morale in the Air Force and Navy, and proved more costly when new helicopters were eventually purchased.- The Canadian Press
The herbivore led Liberal governments decision to abandon our military capabilities had real consequences, we took over a week to secure a rented Russian plane to bring help to earthquake victims. We did have a world class ship building industry. We had the largest flight training base outside Europe during WWII in Eastern Canada.
Did the herbivores invest and maintain our capabilities or just like Simpson add empty rhetoric when the note was due?
Fighter aircraft are extremely useful in pitched battles, but the nature of modern conflict that would involve Canada is not likely to be of that kind. They also can provide good cover for aircraft carriers, of which Canada has none. More heavily armoured planes would be better suited to support infantry.
- Jeffery Simpson
Herbivores channel Alice in Wonderland or don't care how Canadian CF-18s were partly responsible in stopping the ethnic cleansing in 1999 in Europe.
The main element of the operation was the air forces of NATO. The French Navy and Air Force operated the Super Etendard and the Mirage 2000. The Italian Air Force operated with 34 Tornado, 12 F-104, 12 AMX, 2 B-707, the Italian Navy operated with Harrier II. The British Royal Air Force operated the Harrier GR7 and Tornado ground attack jets as well as an array of support aircraft. Belgian, Danish, Dutch and Turkish Air Forces operated F-16s. The Spanish Air Force deployed F-18s. The Canadian Air Force deployed a total of 18 CF-18s, enabling them to be responsible for 10% of all bombs dropped in the operation. The fighters were armed with both guided and unguided "dumb" munitions, including the Paveway series of laser-guided bombs. The bombing regiment marked the first time the German Luftwaffe actively participated in combat operations since the end of World War II. The American B-2 Spirit stealth bomber also saw its first combat.- Wikipedia
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“Accountability is the key,” Harper said as he opened the meetings. “We must follow through on our initiatives and meet our commitments. If the countries with the greatest resources will not take action on the most urgent global issues, then who will?”
The $1.1 billion in new money brings Canada's total contribution to improving health care for children and mothers in developing countries to $2.85 billion over the next five years.
This Conservative led government is pushing for more action in order to move forward.