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B.Gen Lise Bourgon Promotion to Major-General

Major-General Steven Whelan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and appointed as Commander Military Personnel Command and Chief of Military Personnel, in Ottawa resulting in the following promotions and appointments:

  • Brigadier-General Lise Bourgon was promoted to the rank of Major-General and appointed as Deputy Commander Military Personnel Command and Assistant Chief of Military Personnel, replacing Major-General Steven Whelan.

 

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Stéphanie Martel and David Welch "China is playing defence – not offence – in the South China Sea" (The Globe and Mail)

China is playing defence – not offence – in the South China Sea

Opinion: The Globe and Mail 

14 July 2020


On Monday, in what cynics may be forgiven for seeing as an attempt to distract attention from its mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration declared that “Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them.”

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Christian Leuprecht "Defence spending likely to face post-COVID cuts" (The Hill Times)

Defence spending likely to face post-COVID cuts

The Liberals' defence policy, Strong, Secure and Engaged, could be in for post-pandemic trouble.

By Aidan Chamandy, The Hill Times
25 May 2020 


We’ve cut everything there is to cut. In terms of serious savings, there aren’t savings to be found in efficiency exercises.
Professor Christian Leuprecht

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