Defence & Security

Canada must return to the steady, humble, reliable nation that has defined us as a trusted partner and ally. As  a founding nation of NATO 70 years ago, Canada committed to safeguard the freedom of its peoples, the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law.

To honour that commitment we must define a comprehensive foreign policy that recognizes the turbulent times in which we live. The threats we face today are different from those we faced in the 20th Century. In many ways they are more complex. But any solution continues to require strong partnerships of like-minded and confident nations, devoted to the protection and advancement of our values.

Now is not the time for complacency, fear or retreat. Now is the time for courage, alliances and strength – we must prepare for the coming storm and face the challenges head on.

I encourage you to click through the links below to see what I have been doing as the Member of Parliament to ensure this important federal priority is heard in the riding and in Ottawa.

Articles & Newsletters

Articles

June 2019 MP’s Report – Defending Canada’s Arctic Sovereignty

September 2018 MP’s Report – My Duty, My Decision

May 2017 MP’s Report – Canada in the World – Defence and our NATO Alliance

February 2017 MP’s Report – New Year, New Roles

Newsletters

Presentation

On March 28, 2018, I spoke at the 2018 at the Canadian Conference on IT Audit, Governance, and Security (CCITAGS) on the changing nature of warfare, the increasing use of cyber warfare and the critical need to enhance our cyber security.

Speeches

September 2018 – 100th Anniversary of Armistice Commemoration

June 2018 – Decoration Day Speech

July 2018 – NATO Association of Canada 2018 Summer Soiree

April 2018 – World Young Leader’s Forum

September 2017 – NATO Parliamentary Assembly Arctic Conference

July 2017 – NATO Association of Canada 2017 Summer Soiree

Reports

See my presentation of the Science & Technology report to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly below:

Presentation of my report on Maintaining NATO’s Technological Edge at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s 2018 Annual Session in Halifax

Videos

Foreign Affairs & International Development Committee Meetings

Questioning the Minister of National Defence on his sworn obligations to our country
Foreign Affairs Committee – Mishandling of the CF-18 procurement process
Foreign Affairs Committee – Delays in processing of military export permits

Member’s Statements

Member’s Statement on the MacDonald Laurier Institute’s scathing report of the Liberal government

National & Global Security

Canada’s Minister of Public Safety is not keeping us safe
Questioning when this government will bring Canadian terrorists to justice

Veterans

Honouring Our Veterans on the 100th Anniversary of Armistice

Events in our Community

Canada’s Sovereignty, Security and Stability Town Hall with MP James Bezan – December 7th, 2018

On December 7th, 2018, my friend and colleague MP James Bezan (Selkirk–Interlake–Eastman, MB) and I hosted a roundtable on the current state of Canada’s security, stability and sovereignty. There was a clear consensus in the room – Justin Trudeau is not serious about Canada’s economic and national security. We are living in a time of unprecedented global instability with fundamental shifts in the world economy, while trade relations and defence structures are under threat – and Canada needs to take it seriously.

See pictures from the Town Hall below!

Many thanks to all who joined and engaged in this important conversation. I would especially like to thank MP James Bezan, Shadow Cabinet Minister of Defence who came to the riding to share his experienced perspective on this topic.

Canada in the World Town Hall – June 9th, 2017

On June 9th, 2017, I hosted a Canada in the World Town Hall to reflect on significant events like the Battle of Vimy Ridge and its impact on Canada as a nation, remind ourselves of the importance of Canada’s involvement in NATO, and discuss as a community what our government should focus on to position for the future.

See pictures below kindly provided by Greg King photography!

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