December 11, 2017
On today's Global Exchange Podcast, we look at the Royal Canadian Navy's recent deployment of HMCS Chicoutimi to the Asia-Pacific to participate in joint exercises with Canadian allies. Join host Dave Perry in conversation with Capt. (N) Christopher Robinson as they discuss this recent deployment, as well as the role of Canada's submarine fleet in Strong, Secure, Engaged and the complexities of deploying submarines abroad.
- Dave Perry (host): the Senior Analyst and a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He received his PhD in political science from Carleton University, where his dissertation examined the link between defence budgeting and defence procurement.
- Capt. (N) Christopher Robinson: Commander of the Canadian Submarine Fleet.
- "Canada deploys submarine to Japan for the first time in a half century" - by Brett Ruskin (CBC News)
- "Full of Holes: Byers and Webb on Canada’s Submarine Programme" - by Paul T. Mitchell (CGAI Policy Update)
- "Canadian Forces Track Russian Subs as New Cold War Brews Under the Atlantic" - by Ian Keddie (VICE News)
- "Royal Canadian Navy Submarines: Fleet Status" (Government of Canada)
- "Report calls for 12 new subs for Canada - $50 billion price tag" - by David Pugliese (Ottawa Citizen)
- "Navy commander defends submarine upgrades, mum on threat from foreign subs" - by Lee Berthiaume (The Canadian Press)
- "The Cabbage and the Submarine: Why Fears of Chinese Control of the Seas are Overstated" - by Ariel Shapiro (CDA Institute)