Submarines in the recent Canadian context have been met with indifference at best and at times ardent opposition. The misfortunes of the Victoria-class submarines and doubts over the affordability of future naval capacities have raised the question of whether Canada still needs submarines. To celebrate the centenary of Canadian service in submarines, three panelists discuss Canada’s relationship with submarines.
PANELISTS: Robert Fowler: Senior Fellow, GSPIA and former Deputy Minister of National Defence; VAdm (Ret’d)Drew Robertson, former Commander Maritime Command and Chief of the Maritime Staff; David Perry, Senior defence and security analyst for the CDA Institute.
Moderator: Philippe Lagassé, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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