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  1. lenaitch

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    But what if the alleged criminal offence occurs OUTCAN? I suppose if it occurred 'off property' the matter could be considered a problem for local law enforcement (if there is one), but what if it happens inside the bounds of a military establishment, even temporary? It might be an easier...
  2. lenaitch

    Remains found at Kamloops residential school 'not an isolated incident,' Indigenous experts and leaders warn

    A void is only created when something leaves. What if that 'something' was never there? Thousands of people are successfully raised in a secular environment everyday. If the position is that they are somehow lacking and perhaps just don't realize it, that would a tad judgmental. I get faith...
  3. lenaitch

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Thanks for the feedback folks. In Ontario, the roles are discrete; discretion to 'lay a charge' lies solely in the hands of the police (many provincial regulatory statutes vest that authority in a 'director' or something similar) and discretion of the prosecution rests with the Crown...
  4. lenaitch

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I am, admittedly, completely unfamiliar with the military law enforcement structure, but wonder why it seems to be rather complicated. Is the NIS service separate from the MP service? If so, I wonder why it wasn't set up like a civilian deployed police service, where the expertise and focus...
  5. lenaitch

    Snowbirds fly over London, Ont. Tuesday to honour June 6 attack victims

    Last week we had two C-130s do a fly-by for a local vet's 100th. No doubt they were enroute to/from someplace anyway. I imagine the extra cost was comparative pennies but no doubt much appreciated by the honouree and his supporters (and kudos to the organizers).
  6. lenaitch

    A Canadian Foreign Intelligence Service

    I never underestimate a well-oiled bureaucracy's ability to insidiously envelope both the great and mundane. It has more authority to say 'no' than 'yes'. If nothing else, its directing and oversight body would need ironclad secrecy legislation. I agree, foreign influence is a problem...
  7. lenaitch

    A Canadian Foreign Intelligence Service

    Ya, not knowledgeable enough to pass judgement other than to say, as a member of 'we the people', I think it is a good idea to protect our national interests. If we want to be partners in grand alliances, when they are organizing the big dinner party, we can't always be the one bringing the...
  8. lenaitch

    A Canadian Foreign Intelligence Service

    I think the linked article is pretty clear that it is talking about security intelligence - espionage, not criminal intelligence. The self-absorbed chattering classes would choke on their pearls.
  9. lenaitch

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Our daughter works in a small city with a Base and it's no uncommon to hear a local say they didn't know it was there. It's in the city limits.
  10. lenaitch

    Defending Canadian Arctic Sovereignty

    As magnificently explained above, it seems Canada's sector or baseline claim is not widely accepted (and not enforced by us) and a polar transit is not the 'Northwest Passage' - a route through the archipelago - as traditionally understood.
  11. lenaitch

    Lee Valley Tools "Reuse Your Shippable Boxes" Initiative

    Good luck with that. The father-in-law tried that with the M-in-L with minimal effect. On our recent couple of moves, one by us and one by a moving company, we retained all the boxes (the moving companies try to dissuade that until I remind them that I paid for them) and sold them on Kijiji in...
  12. lenaitch

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Possibly; I'm just throwing out thoughts. Yes, but what about ours? Marine Atlantic operate in more open ocean than the bulk of the BC Ferries fleet.
  13. lenaitch

    Air Force authorizes baseball caps in uniform

    My former service just authorized ball hats as an option for general patrol. Mixed reviews; positive on practicality over the peaked cap, more negative on the general appearance, which might be due to the design. Not sure if they have specific policy on how they are to be worn. No doubt...
  14. lenaitch

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Shipping companies use flags of convenience to save costs (taxation, labour, regulatory compliance, etc.). I would imagine the companies would expect the government to pay the net differences upfront and ongoing, just for being available. Then again, we the people might determine that is an...
  15. lenaitch

    Lee Valley Tools "Reuse Your Shippable Boxes" Initiative

    My dad, between a Scots background and growing up on a farm during the Depression, kept everything, including only slightly bent nails. It made cleaning out his house after he passed a real hoot. He had his high school report cards (not pretty) and every income tax return back to the '40s...
  16. lenaitch

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Not a sailor but wondering how much use a fleet of near-shore ferries would be to the CAF. According to Wiki, of FedNav's 64 owned vessels, only two are registered in Canada; the rest sail under flags of convenience (Barbados & Marshall Islands). I don't know if there would be any legal issues...
  17. lenaitch

    Defending Canadian Arctic Sovereignty

    Great post! Thanks very much. I wasn't fully cognizant on the status of the various waters, nor the baseline issue. I thought our claim to the NWP was fairly unambiguous (and the US was just being, well, the US) but was not aware of the International Strait concept. Hopefully the Arctic...
  18. lenaitch

    Defending Canadian Arctic Sovereignty

    The way I understand it, the 'high seas vs. internal waters' issues is a UN Law of the Seas convention (which I don't think the US is a signatory to anyway). We claim the NWP as internal water, to which the US disagrees, but we allow them passage anyway provided they call us first (that may no...
  19. lenaitch

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    I believe this is the applicable regulation under the Quarantine Act. It's long. For those who are particularly excited about the topic, go nuts. Orders In Council - Search
  20. lenaitch

    Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition

    Lots of things are said in the media and public forum. What puts the puck in the net in court is the evidence tendered under oath. The police apparently have reasonable grounds to believe (a) that homicide was committed and (b) that it was motivated by hate. Other than 'inciting hatred'...
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