Archive » Tag: Search and Rescue

Op-ed: Passing the buck on search-and-rescue

March 22, 2013

Michael Byers and Stewart Webb The National Post March 20, 2013 Nobody likes a buck-passer. But that’s what Defence Minister Peter MacKay resembled last week, when asked about the seven-year delay in replacing Canada’s ancient fleet of fixed-wing search-and-rescue aircraft. “I will express to you … no small degree of frustration that we have not […]

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Michael Byers op-ed: “Canada’s not ready to have the World in the Arctic”

August 15, 2012

The hollowing-out of Canada’s search-and-rescue capabilities could not happen at a worse time, because Arctic shipping is increasing at an almost exponential rate.

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