Joyce Murray

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Vancouver Quadra

Joyce Murray

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Vancouver Quadra

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MP Policy Café on Defence and Veterans

MP Policy Café on Defence and Veterans - July 2016

On Monday July 18, 2016 MP Joyce Murray hosted a policy café discussion on the future of our country’s defence and veterans policy. We had great turnout for a Monday morning including veterans, active service members, and over 40 members of the community, generating meaningful and creative conversation surrounding the future of Canada’s military contributions at home and abroad. This review was intended to provide the clarity needed to balance priorities, respond to emerging challenges, and invest appropriately in Canada’s military.

 

The following 3 central questions were posed for discussion by tables of participants:

 

  1. Should Canada strive to maintain military capability across the full spectrum of operations? Or should we specialize in certain niche areas
  2. Our government is seeking to deliver a “one veteran, one standard” approach to care and support. What advice to uphold this promise would you give?
  3. What role/s should Canada play in international peacekeeping?Below are some of the key themes and ideas that arose from the two hours of discussion: Defence Strategy

 

 

Below are some of the key themes and ideas that arose from the two hours of discussion:

 

Defence Strategy

 

 

The People

 

 

Peacekeeping

 

Unfortunately it is too late to submit any input at this point but if you are interested, you can find the results of the Defence Policy Review with the link below:

http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/defence-policy-review/docs/defence-policy-review-consultation-paper.pdf