No More Peg-Legs and Parrots: Modern Pirates are High-Tech and Dangerous

Canada joined NATO in an anti-piracy exercise around Africa, an effort the commanders of HMCS Toronto say could help end the practice around the world, with enough support.

Jeff Davis
Published: Wednesday, 02/06/2008 12:00 am EST

To most Canadians, the word "pirate" conjures images of hooked prosthetics, mad swashbuckling and swarthy beards.

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