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    Federal Budget 2024 megathread

    It seems interesting that they chose to go after the demographic most likely to support them. Not many working class people have second homes or cottages, but lots of upper-middle/upper class people do.
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    Cost of housing in Canada

    I wonder how well it will do in Canada. I suspect there will be a lot of "hate" watching, and a lot of angry posts about it all over social media.
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    CDS General Eyre announces retirement

    Can't do that, might raise morale. Forcing people to move to a high cost of living area, to do a thankless, soul crushing HQ job is the CAF way.
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    CDS General Eyre announces retirement

    You implied that those who enjoy a hybrid work schedule were somehow less dedicated to the CAF, and were more civil servants. I'm curious what NCR experience you have to come to that conclusion? It's not a tangent, if you'd read what I wrote you'd see that I was highlighting that all jobs have...
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    CDS General Eyre announces retirement

    You seem to be under the impression that nobody in Ottawa is ever in the office, and that in-person meetings/briefings aren't occurring. That is not the case, and has not been the case since Ontario loosened it's COVID restrictions back in 2021. What is happening is people are working a day or...
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    Canada to Spend $5.0Bil on AEW Aircraft

    Pembrooke is 1.5 hours from a city of a million. Oromocto is four hours drive from Halifax, 8 from Montreal or Boston, etc... They also aren't in the land of the midnight sun, with winters that are long and bitterly cold. True, but it's largely unpopulated and can be defended from the air...
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    CDS General Eyre announces retirement

    You're making my argument... All jobs all have different hardships, and different perks. Using "sharing hardships" is a weak argument thrown out there by people who want others to have their hardships, but not wanting to acknowledge their own perks. As hard as it may be to believe, working...
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    Canada to Spend $5.0Bil on AEW Aircraft

    I'd love to have a well funded CAF with a strong northern presence, but as Alan Jackson says "Here in the real world, it's not that easy at all". The CAF is struggling to attract and retain people now, if we move thousands up north we will definitely have an even harder time. The better...
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    Canada to Spend $5.0Bil on AEW Aircraft

    Except amenities and opportunities don't work on population percentages, they work on raw numbers. A city of 230K has more opportunities and amenities than a city of 25K. Most of the Canadian population lives between Sarnia and Quebec City. An area that has a population density that is close...
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    Canada to Spend $5.0Bil on AEW Aircraft

    There are 730K people in Alaska, there are 45K in Yukon, 44K in NWT, and about 39K in Nunavut. Anchorage has 230K+ residents alone. Alaska and the Canadian north are not the same beast. The big base in Alaska is outside a city about the size of Victoria, not a place the size of Charlottetown...
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    CDS General Eyre announces retirement

    Why is every aviator, sailor, and soldier back at work if they can work from home? Because the SM needs to see them daily to feel special? Next time my techs are working late on a Friday with no scheduled PT I suppose the rest of the CAF should to ensure my techs don't feel left out, and stay...
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    In Met you don't typically sail until you're a MS/MCpl, so it's generally 6+ years into the military. We also have limited posting ashore on the coasts, so you have to move to a high CoL area, then go do something completely new. Some of us love/loved it, some hate/hated it, and many are/were...
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    CDS General Eyre announces retirement

    Trust me, even in Ottawa the support is often terrible. Half of it is the byzantine systems we have, the other half is we put people into positions they are unqualified and/or unsuited for.
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    CDS General Eyre announces retirement

    Isn't that essentially "it sucked when I was an S3, so it will suck for you too"? Ottawa is a different beast, so sometimes different solutions are ok.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    I liv I lived in one of those, as did @SeaKingTacco for a time... I wouldn't wish that on anyone. (maybe Putin)
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    The governments might not love it, but people can still leave those places. I've met Singaporeans as well, and have visited the place a few times. I'm guessing quite a few would enjoy the space Canada offers, even in places as "small" as Vancouver Island or Nova Scotia.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    If I was emperor for the day I'd extend it to the EU, Japan, RoK, Singapore, etc... Essentially, like-minded democratic nations that have high education standards and populations that might want the chance to come to Canada.
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    Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs)

    There are more Canadians today than at any other point in history. If the CAF can't attract them, we need to fix the CAF, not look for people from other places. As far as the MCDVs go, I suspect the Philippines wouldn't want them. They exist in a very different threat environment from what the...
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    Questions About Commissioning from the ranks

    If your plan right now is to get your foot in the door and experience the military in the reserves while attending university, it's hard to go wrong with an NCM occupation. If you decide to switch to the regular force, you'll be doing a component transfer, and at that time you can choose to...
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    Vernon Army Cadet Summer Training Centre

    The necromancy is strong in this thread.
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