Please note, the CDA and CDA Institute Office will be closed on Friday, April 3rd to mark Good Friday.
CDA Institute Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Daniel Nussbaum and David Perry. April 15th, 10:30am - 1:30pm. Register at: https://roundtable-procurement.eventbrite.ca
The Vimy Foundation is hosting The 2015 Vimy Reception on March 31st, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. For more information, please go to: http://bit.ly/1Mvbukk
The 48th Highlanders of Canada are holding a cermonial service in Toronto on April 24th, 2015 at 7:30pm to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Canada's first major engagement of the Great War: 2nd Ypres April 1915. For more information: click here
The RMC Club of Canada's latest issue of Everitas includes a list of 2015 Colonel / Captain (Navy) Promotions and Appointments: click here
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30 March 2015, CTV News, CDA Institute Board Member, Don MacNamara weighs in on a vote to extend and expand Canada's mission against ISIS
25 March 2015, NewsTalk 770, Executive VP Ferry de Kerckhove of the 'degrade & destroy' mission proposition for Iraq or Syria (audio only: 1pm, 38:11)
24 March 2015: CTV News, CDA Institute Board Member, BGen Don Macnamara (Ret'd), on whether the Iraq mission should be continued
23 March 2015: CBC's The Current, CDA Institute Board Member, George Petrolekas, dicusses Canada's end game in Iraq (audio only: 9:11)
23 March 2015: CTV News, CDA Institute Board Member, BGen Don Macnamara (Ret'd), speaks on the expansion of the Canadian military mission against ISIS
22 March 2015: CTV News, Executive Director Tony Battista speaks to the extension of the mission in Iraq and whether this will expand into Syria
20 March 2015: 630 CHED Radio, Executive Director Tony Battista on Harper's plans to expand the mission against ISIS (audio only:19:15)
18 March 2015: CBC Radio-Canada, Executive VP Ferry de Kerckhove shares his thoughts on the conflict in Syria and the significant impact on children (audio only)
9 March 2015: CBC's The Current, Executive VP Ferry de Kerckhove on the death of Sgt Doiron, implications, and risks involved in the mission in Iraq (audio only-11:05)
7 March 2015: CTV News, Executive Director Tony Battista provides insights on the inquiry over Sgt Doiron's death.
27 Feb 2015: TVO's The Agenga, CDA Institute Board Member George Petrolekas on increasing Western involvement in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
19 Feb 2015: CBC The National, Executive Director Tony Battista comments on Canada's changing role in the fight against ISIS.
18 Feb 2015: CPAC'S Revue Politique, Executive VP Ferry de Kerckhove comments on the timeliness and importance of the CDA/CDA Institute's Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence (starts at 22:00).
3 Feb 2015: CBC's Radio-Canada, Executive VP Ferry de Kerckhove discusses Foreign Minister John Baird's departure [French] (starts at 15:20)
3 Feb 2015: Federal News Radio's In Depth, Senior Security and Defence Analyst Dave Perry explains the current status of the F-35 program (audio only)
15 January 2015: CTV News, Senior Security and Defence Analyst Dave Perry discusses New Vimy Paper 21 on Improving Defence Procurement in Canada
6 January 2015: CTV News, Senior Security and Defence Analyst Dave Perry comments on concerns that Canada's air personnel are young and inexperienced
Canadian warplanes will face unique challenges in Syrian skies
The Globe and Mail 29 March
“I think they’ve made it clear through third-party interlocutors that if the Syrian air defence radar lights up, they’ll take it out,” said retired colonel George Petrolekas of the Conference of Defence Associations...
ISIS mission in Syria: What happens if a Canadian gets captured?
Yahoo News Daily Brew 27 March 2015
“There is no identified air-defence threat on the ISIS side that has the ability to reach up to the altitudes that Canadians would be flying,” George Petrolekas of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, told Yahoo Canada News...
Stephen Harper to talk with Netanyahu for first time since Israeli election
The Star 23 March 2015
“My sense is they’re being quiet to stay out of it,” said retired Canadian diplomat Ferry de Kerckhove, whose last posting was to Egypt...
Hainan to be the base of PLA Navy's fourth fleet?
The National Interest 20 March 2015
By Research Manager and Senior Editor, David McDonough
Sgt. Andrew Doiron's Death A 'Mistake' But Won't Harm Relations With Kurds...
Huffington Post 19 March 2015
Tony Battista told CBC News host Suhana Meharchand that it will fall to the two investigations currently underway to determine the facts...
Co-operation on energy should be continental priority
The Globe and Mail 18 March 2015
by CDA Institute Board Member Colin Robertson
MPs owe Canadians a better debate before Iraq mission is extended
The Globe and Mail 13 March 2015
Op-Ed by CDA Institute Board Member, George Petrolekas.
Time to Make Ourselves Useful
CDFAI 9 March 2015
An open letter on foreign policy to the 2015 federal election winner by CDA Institute Board Member, Roland Paris.
Editorial: Veterans deserve Better
Montreal Gazette 2 March 2015
Minister of Veterans Affairs Erin O'Toole speaks at the Conference of Defence Associations Institute conference on security and defence...
Defence, CSIS, RCMP unable to spend $11 billion of their budgets since 2007
CBC 20 February 2015
But analysts, notably Dave Perry of the defence institute, say the corrosive effect of inflation is not factored into the government's statements...
Stop intervening in Middle Eastern conflicts, diplomats tell defence crowd
Ipolitics 19 February 2015
A panel of diplomats and policy-makers at the Conference of Defence Associations Institute’s Conference on Defence and Security...
Decision soon on whether to renew Iraq mission, Kenney says
Ottawa Citizen 19 February 2015
In a speech to the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, he also praised the government’s pending anti-terror legislation, which would fight extremists at home...
Former PM call for more security oversight
Kawartha Media Group 19 February 2015
At a defence forum Thursday, security analyst David Perry of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute said that since 2007, CSIS has handed back five per cent of its total appropriation, or $180 million...
Minister of Verans Affairs highlights Government's commitment to improving services for Veterans and their families
Virtual Press Office 19 February 2015
The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today delivered a keynote speech at the annual CDA Conference on Security and Defence...
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