F-35 political decision-making remains unchanged

John Siebert Americas, Conventional Weapons, News

As the forensic investigations proceed in the wake of the Auditor-General’s devastating critique of the F-35 procurement process, those with the ability to get behind the public façade of federal decision making should look squarely at the period May 12 to June 19, 2008. What happened then is happening again, and promises to keep Canada locked in the purchase process …

Next Generation Fighter Aircraft

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons, Defence & Human Security

September 15, 2010 Authors John Siebert and Kenneth Epps Speaking Notes Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence by John Siebert and Kenneth Epps, Project Ploughshares Thank you for the invitation to Project Ploughshares to address the Standing Committee on the proposed purchase by Canada of 65 Joint Strike Fighter F-35 aircraft. In our view the case …

Threats to Canada and the “Canada First Defence Strategy”

John Siebert

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2008 Volume 29 Issue 3 The quiet release on 19 June 2008 of the 21-page “Canada First Defence Strategy” by the Department of National Defence says much about what the current government believes to be the state of the world and how to respond to threats. In keeping with the 2006 Conservative Party election …

Military Muscle: The Conservative defence strategy emphasizes the importance of armed power

John Siebert

Author John Siebert Published by the Waterloo Region Record Election rumblings are increasing as we get nearer the fall session of the current minority parliament. As the electorate warms up to the idea, it is worth reminding us all to read the fine print in political party platforms. Following the January 2006 federal election, much attention was given to the …