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Se7eN
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posted 21 April 2021 14:03     Profile for Se7eN   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I would just like some opinions of facts. Whatever you can offer. I just find it strage we have the second largest country in the would and we are the only NATO country that does not have a rapid reaction force. I would just like to know if it is possible for the Regiment to "rise for the ashes." And on pg 18 of the Canadian Alliance's defence poliy it mentions re establishing such a force. What does everyone think?
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fortuncookie5084
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posted 21 April 2021 19:57     Profile for fortuncookie5084     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Fact: Many Canadians are unaware that Canada even has an army.
Fact: Most of the Canadians who know we have our own army believe we are spending too much on it. When asked, they said overwhelmingly for the money to be sent back into Medicare instead. They also said nobody would attack us because the USA would bail us out.
Fact: People on my street were convinced it was the Americans cleaning the street after the Ice Storm--because the American news showed American soldiers in NY.
Fact: Most politicians are counting on the US Army to bail Canada out in the event of an attack on the continent.
Rumour: the PM had asked for the entire 10th Mountain Division to occupy Quebec under the UN flag should the YES side have won the last Quebec referendum.
Fact: We need the Airborne.

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posted 23 April 2021 16:07     Profile for ender   Email ender     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Fortuncookie5084,

I have to agree that most Canadians are totaly ignorant about the army and dependent on the US.
It's pretty sad actually.


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posted 27 April 2021 23:24     Profile for fortuncookie5084     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
My occasional ranting and raving about the USA aside (like my above post...), we each must realise that it is up to each of us to promote our Army (that's Army with a capital A...not army, and not CF) and what we do. If we create intelligent, accurate awareness at the street level, then the people around us will be compelled to reconsider the ways in which the media portray us.
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