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Unpacking Canada's New Defence Policy: The Path to Strong, Secure, Engaged

October 4th, 2017,Chateau Laurier, Ottawa


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Summary

This spring the Trudeau government released Strong Secure Engaged Canada’s new defence policy.  The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is hosting a one-day conference in Ottawa to examine some of the major changes resulting from this new policy with experts from the Government of Canada and non-governmental stakeholders.  The conference focused on the changes proposed to the defence of Canada and North America, the new 20-year defence funding plan, Canada’s new defence capabilities and the creation of an innovative defence sector.

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Program

09:15-09:30 Welcome Remarks

  • Colin Robertson, Vice President, CGAI

09:30-10:45 “The Evolution in North American Defence Policy” Introductory Comments – MGen. W.F. Seymour, Chief of Staff, CJOC | Moderator – Lindsay Rodman, Fellow, CFR

  • Dr. Andrea Charron, University of Manitoba
  • Richard Fadden, former Deputy Minister, DND & former Director of CSIS
  • Dr. Joel Sokolsky, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Dr. Rob Huebert, University of Calgary

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:45  “A Conversation About Capabilities”

  • RAdm. Darren Hawco, Chief of Force Development, DND
  • LGen. (ret'd) D. Michael Day, CGAI

11:45-13:00 Lunch Keynote, Jody Thomas, Senior Associate Deputy Minister, DND

13:10-14:15 “Canada's Future Defence Funding” Introductory Comments – BGen. Werner Liedtke, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, DND | Moderator – Dr. David Perry, Vice President, CGAI

  • Dr. Ross Fetterly, Fellow, CGAI
  • Dr. Craig Stone, Canadian Forces College
  • Kevin Page, President & CEO, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy

14:15-14:30 Coffee Break

14:30-15:45 “Creating An Innovative Defence Sector: New IDEaS and Approaches” Introductory Comments – Dr. Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister (Science & Technology), DND | Moderator – MGen. (ret'd) Doug Dempster, Telfer School of Management

  • Dr. Craig Stone, Canadian Forces College
  • Doug Berenson, Avascent
  • Christyn Cianfarani, President & CEO, CADSI

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00 Afternoon Keynote – The Hon. Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence

17:00-18:30 Reception


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