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Mark Collins – Public Safety Canada’s Emergency Management May Suck

15 Dec

Just read between the bureaucratese at this report, damning stuff. The previous Conservative government cared little for this core federal responsibility; what about the new one? Not a sunny subjec…

Source: Mark Collins – Public Safety Canada’s Emergency Management May Suck

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Mark Collins – Seaspan at Work: RCN JSSs Still Sliding Right (CCG icebreaker not for now)

12 Dec

The story: Federal shipbuilding program suffers delays Reports reveal construction of supply ships, polar icebreak is behind schedule. The federal shipbuilding program has hit another setback, as g…

Source: Mark Collins – Seaspan at Work: RCN JSSs Still Sliding Right (CCG icebreaker not for now)

Mark Collins – We Have a Winner! RCAF Fixed-Wing SAR: 16 Airbus C295W for $2.4B

8 Dec

Initial cost, after a twelve-year process! Further to this post, New RCAF Fixed-Wing SAR Plane Choice Real Soon? a deal at long-last done (note at end of post additional refueling, transport roles …

Source: Mark Collins – We Have a Winner! RCAF Fixed-Wing SAR: 16 Airbus C295W for $2.4B

Mark Collins – International Arms Trade: Look Ma! No Canada

6 Dec

A tweet: Brits rather punching above their weight. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

Source: Mark Collins – International Arms Trade: Look Ma! No Canada

Mark Collins- RCN Canadian Surface Combatant, Irving, Intellectual Property…and Espionage (plus fighters and Trump)

5 Dec

Further to these posts, RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: Intellectual Property Brouhaha Irving Halifax Has Lead Evaluating RCN Canadian Surface Combatant Design/Weapons Systems Bids Irving Working w…

Source: Mark Collins- RCN Canadian Surface Combatant, Irving, Intellectual Property…and Espionage (plus fighters and Trump)

Mark Collins – With Serious Chicom Links: “Influential Chinese-Canadians paying to attend private fundraisers with Trudeau”

5 Dec

Further to the end of an earlier post, … Chinese business leaders laud ‘golden era’ for Canadian relations Canada, China at dawn of golden decade [at Chicom mouthpiece, Global Times] Oh, that…

Source: Mark Collins – With Serious Chicom Links: “Influential Chinese-Canadians paying to attend private fundraisers with Trudeau”

Mark Collins – Dragon Devouring Eurotech, German Section–Obama Steps In

5 Dec

Further to this post, the outgoing US president gets tough (our PM noticing?): Obama Moves to Block Chinese Acquisition of a German Chip Maker The intervention in a Chinese company’s bid to buy a G…

Source: Mark Collins – Dragon Devouring Eurotech, German Section–Obama Steps In