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US defence expert warns Canada about Lockheed Martin; defence industry

Press Release For Immediate Release October 1, 2013 US defence expert warns Canada about Lockheed Martin; defence industry OTTAWA – Canada should be wary of its relationship to the defence industry, especially in regard to the American defence firm Lockheed Martin, U.S. expert William Hartung warns. Lockheed Martin, the large and powerful weapons manufacturer and …

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Defence Minister Rob Nicholson’s Office Too Close to Defence Industry

Media Release For Immediate Release July 23, 2013 “Ethical wall” for Nicholson’s Chief of Staff would impair the Minister’s oversight role (Ottawa) The office of Prime Minister Harper’s new Minister of National Defence, Rob Nicholson, is too close to the defence industry, undermining his ability to effectively oversee billions of dollars in government spending on …

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Natynczyk Appointment May Signal Militarization of Canada’s Space Program

Media Release For Immediate Release June 14, 2013 Natynczyk Appointment May Signal Militarization of Canada’s Space Program Statement by Steven Staples, president of the Rideau Institute and author of Missile Defence: Round One (Lorimer, 2006). The appointment of retired General Walter Natynczyk as head of the Canadian Space Agency raises questions about the future of …

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