Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

How to Fix Defence Procurement in Canada: An Update

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  Time: 12-1:00 pm
Robert Sutherland Hall, room 448 



Defence procurement in Canada continues to be a mess. While the new Liberal government of Justin Trudeau promised to fix the defence procurement problems bequeathed to it by the Conservatives, within months of taking office it had created its own procurement problems. Drawing on his book, Charlie Foxtrot, Kim Nossal will examine why defence procurement in Canada is such a mess, and how it might be fixed.

Professor Kim R Nossal | Fall2016




Professor Kim R Nossal

​Professor, Department of Political Studies




Kim Richard Nossal went to school in Melbourne, Beijing, Toronto, and Hong Kong and attended the University of Toronto, receiving his PhD in 1977.  In 1976 he joined the Department of Political Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he taught international relations and Canadian foreign policy and served as chair of the Department in 1989-90 and 1992-1996.  In 2001, he came to Queen’s University, heading the Department of Political Studies until 2009.

He has served as editor of International Journal, the quarterly journal of the Canadian International Council, Canada's institute of international affairs (1992-1997); president of the Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America (1999-2001); and president of the Canadian Political Science Association (2005-2006). He served as chair of the academic selection committee of the Security and Defence Forum of the Department of National Defence from 2006 to 2012.