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"Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Sharpe was one of two Canadian MPs who died as a result of his service during the First World War. But, unlike the other Member of Parliament, Lieutenant-Colonel George Baker, who was killed at the Battle of Ypres in 1916, Lt.-Col Sharpe...
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Ottawa, CDA Institute Roundtable: Canadian Security and Defence When “Trump Cards” Are Being Played 11:00 am
Ottawa, CDA Institute Roundtable: Canadian Security and Defence When “Trump Cards” Are Being Played @ KPMG Offices
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Moderator: Richard Fadden is a former National Security Advisor and is a member of the CDA Institute Board of Directors. Panelists: Dr Bessma Momani is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and[...]
Halifax: Distinguished Speaker Series, Cdr Nathan Decicco, CO HMCS Charlottetown, recently returned from Op NANOOK & the Canadian Arctic (RUSI NS) 11:30 am
Halifax: Distinguished Speaker Series, Cdr Nathan Decicco, CO HMCS Charlottetown, recently returned from Op NANOOK & the Canadian Arctic (RUSI NS) @ RA Park Officer's Mess
Sep 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm