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Mark Collins – Yes, Virginia, There is a Canadian “Cabinet Committee on Defence Procurement”

22 Aug

Further to this excerpt from an earlier post, … Sources said the file is currently in front of the cabinet “ad hoc” committee on defence procurement, which is chaired by Natural Resources Min…

Source: Mark Collins – Yes, Virginia, There is a Canadian “Cabinet Committee on Defence Procurement”

Mark Collins – Davie Québec Wants to Build Icebreaker for, Unload Other Vessels on, Canadian Coast Guard, Part 2

27 Jul

Further to this post with lots of detail on the pitch and in which I wrote… … The CCG could certainly use a new polar icebreaker before 2022 and the other vessels Davie has been put for…

Source: Mark Collins – Davie Québec Wants to Build Icebreaker for, Unload Other Vessels on, Canadian Coast Guard, Part 2

Mark Collins – Canadian Coast Guard Going Down, Part 2

1 Jun

Further to this post, lets look at operational consequences of years of neglecting a core federal government function, via the CBC: Canadian at-sea patrols and inspections of foreign fishing vessel…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Coast Guard Going Down, Part 2

Mark Collins – Bye, Bye Big Oil Drilling in US Arctic Waters

10 May

Further to this post and “Comments”, Arctic: NW Passage Commercial Shipping Long Way Off/No Shell the latest at two tweets: 1) RCI-EyeOnTheArctic ‏@eyeonthearctic 2) Fulbright Arctic ‏@…

Source: Mark Collins – Bye, Bye Big Oil Drilling in US Arctic Waters

Mark Collins – Non-Combat Vessels for Coast Guard, RCN: The Curse of the Seaspan Vancouver

6 May

Further to these posts, Seaspan Building Joint Support Ships for RCN: No Smooth Sailing Canadian Coast Guard Going Down [note further links at post] we now learn of some significant federal largess…

Source: Mark Collins – Non-Combat Vessels for Coast Guard, RCN: The Curse of the Seaspan Vancouver

Mark Collins – No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters, Part 2

4 May

Further to this post, a tweet: Scroll down to “0850…[English]” at the Parliament link above. Now I usually do not agree with the good professor (see e.g. “The Canadian Force…

Source: Mark Collins – No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters, Part 2

Mark Collins – No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters

20 Apr

And were not talking about the status of the polar type (more here)–further to this post, Arctic Tensions Not Really About the Region but Relations With Russia there’s a lot of good sen…

Source: Mark Collins – No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters