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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    According to the DCSA, the MQ9Bs are being acquired through direct commercial sale, not FMS. So quantity and cost information will not be published there. https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/canada-mq-9b-integrated-systems
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    LGBTQ Stuff (split from other political threads)

    Paraphrasing Lady Gaga, I see ;)
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    A non zero number of donated items are not currently in production. And others where production lines are open have significant waiting times due to demand.
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    Canada announces $650m in aid - good international relations. Promises include armoured vehicles from GDLS in London, and flight and aircraft maintenance trainers, presumably from CAE in Montreal - good domestic politics.
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    High Ranking Police Folk Allegedly Behaving Badly

    "In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories." And then, of course, there are the judges...
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    Updated Army Service Dress project

    The four Ds of the Engineers are: Drink rum Drink rum Drink rum Drink rum
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    2023 UCP Alberta election

    Easy. We'll just go increase transfer payments to bail it out
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    2023 UCP Alberta election

    Like most other federal pension plans, CPP is a mix of invested assets and government commitments to pay, as most were set up as pay as you go until being amended to start investing, mostly in the 2000 timeframe. Pensions run on multi generational timelines; change takes multiple generations to...
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    Site Administration Site upgrade, please report problems

    Xenforo issue: pasting a URL that's Twitter will load the tweet and display it; if you use the "copy" icon while reading twitter, it hands you a URL that's x.com, and the parser doesn't know what to do with it. Is there some backend development work going on, or is Xenforo waiting to see what...
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    Ontario Majority Government 2022-2026

    The Beaverton for the win, again.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Decision based evidence making is a hell of a drug.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    See, at Carling you can be certain it's from geese, not people posted there, because at Carling people take dumps in the showers, not outdoors.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Canada's largest goose sanctuary, based on goose shit per square foot, is the Carling Campus of NDHQ.
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    Sikh & India (Alleged) Shenanigans in Canada (split fm Non-Muslim terr thread)

    If only the leader of the official opposition had a security clearance and could be read in to these things.
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    Worldwide Energy Crisis

    Do they help themselves? AB just blocked a bunch of renewable electricity investment. In business you always have to be looking at the future and at replacing your own products with something better. Governments are really bad at The Future.
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    Worldwide Energy Crisis

    The prairie provinces should be Canada's CoE for all things energy, not just O&G.
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    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    That was my understanding. I suspect this contract is a subset of the larger FMS case; perhaps there's some work being done in advance of commissioning the stone frigate?
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    Trudeau Popularity - or not. Nanos research

    Not having seen the bids, not knowing whether options have been exercised... makes it hard to assess. Maybe the successful bidder was materially lower in cost to the GoC by offering such terms based on progress instead of firm fixed price on delivery. On the one hand, people are told to...