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If Canada was being pragmatic, we would be putting more money into the RCN and RCAF, the forces that are constantly out the door on operations across the globe. The army needs lots of love as well, but it has a very limited role in the Indo-Pacific, which is a priority region for our partners/allies.I fixed a few of the snippets from the article:
myone sided conversations with friends, allies, and partners at the forum, I was told in no uncertain terms consistently heard great enthusiasm forthat lack of Canadian leadership on the world stage, as like-minded nations tackle the mounting threats to our sharedwas doing virtually nothing in helping today's rules-based international order."
"We will not challenge China when we ought to, we will do as little as possible to upset China and will cooperate with China whenever we want
must, and we will work closely with our allies and partners only after they call us out and threaten our economic well being to help maintain peace, security, and stability in the region, by looking to convey as many meetings as possible."
"As I outlined when I visited Singapore this June for the Shangri-La Dialogue, as a Pacific nation, Canada makes several valuable contributions to
regional securitythe pastry table, special shout out to Tim Hortons."
"Wherever I go, our allies and partners say that they
want to see more ofmissed seeing any semblance of the Canada they knew, respected and were accustomed to back in the 1950's and 1960's."
"Today, we’re announcing an investment of 369.4 million dollars, by moving money from other severely stretched military budgets in the RCAF and Canadian Army to the RCN to maintain and increase our naval presence in the region."
"As part of this new program, Canada will lead training initiatives that focus on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, thereby increasing awareness of gender issues across the region,
informed by our work at home to build a more inclusive militarybecause we all know that first attack wave against Taiwan will be an elite all women strike force, highlighting the superiority of the modern Chinese Communist woman/mother."
"To conclude, these four defence initiatives, along with a meaningful Canadian contribution of 2 (two) of unopened bags of chips and 1 (one) container of dip
taken together,will lead to a safer and more peaceful Indo-Pacific region."
While the "cocktail party" deployments might seem to be achieving nothing, they are an important show of force in the region, are peppered with multiple TG exercises with hosting nations, and put RCN ships right at the heart of the political hotspots.