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Question 5: Security

How does the military best serve Canada’s foreign policy objectives: though national and continental defence; combat missions in support of international coalitions; peacekeeping; all of the above?



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Date: 2003-05-01 20:59:56
Following the previous answer, the military is not necessarily the best or the only institution to serve Canada’s foreign policy objectives. There is a need to develop non-military alternatives, for example civilian defence, supporting the Global Nonviolent Peace force, developing a non-military alternative to the cadets. There is a continuing and transitional role for the military, and I would like to see a continued focus on peacekeeping, support for rebuilding, safeguarding communities in times of transition etc.
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