An empowered Coast Guard is needed

Contrary to what one might expect, the Canadian Coast Guard does not guard Canada's coasts. It is responsible for marine safety and navigation and has never been an armed enforcement agency.

Canadians support renewed role for the military

Almost 10 years out of the "decade of darkness," it is clear that Canadians want their country to play a strong military role in the world. A recent Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) survey conducted by Innovative Research Group has found that well over a majority of those polled want the Canadian Forces (CF) to be able to contribute to humanitarian and warfighting missions in the future.

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