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Mark Collins – World Defence Spending 2015/2016

15 Dec

A tweet–US$, Canada steady at no. 15 (what do we buy–only part of defence spending–for it?): Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs In…

Source: Mark Collins – World Defence Spending 2015/2016

Mark Collins – PM Justin Trudeau Makes Foreign Policy’s “leading global thinkers of 2016”

13 Dec

I guess the world does need more Canada; who’d a thunk him, eh?  The prime minister is in “the decision-makers”.  I didn’t notice any Canadians in the other categories. Mark…

Source: Mark Collins – PM Justin Trudeau Makes Foreign Policy’s “leading global thinkers of 2016”

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 – Winter 2016/17 Edition of CDA Institute’s “ON TRACK” Magazine

5 Dec

Contents via a message from the CDAI: … Ottawa, 1 December 2016 – The CDA Institute is pleased to release the latest issue of ON TRACK which features thoughtful and informative articles…

Source: Mark Collins – Winter 2016/17 Edition of CDA Institute’s “ON TRACK” Magazine

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

Mark Collins – What Stinking RCAF Fighter “Capability Gap” for NORAD and NATO?

1 Dec

It looks like the Liberal Government cooked up a new operational requirement for RCAF fighters without bothering to consult the Air Force itself. GOOD FLIPPING GRIEF. Did the government even speak …

Source: Mark Collins – What Stinking RCAF Fighter “Capability Gap” for NORAD and NATO?

Mark Collins- Canadian Government Averting Oil Pipeline Heartbreak? Two “Yes”, One “No”

30 Nov

Further to this post, British Columbia/Alberta Hydrocarbon Heartbreak Update: Good News, Bad News the Liberals are walking a fine environment/economy tightrope and it remains to see when (if?) some…

Source: Mark Collins- Canadian Government Averting Oil Pipeline Heartbreak? Two “Yes”, One “No”