Vladimir Putin

Collins, The Hon. Mary

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A discussion of some of the issues presently before the nation and the Department of National Defence in particular. First, comments on the passage of the Meech Lake Accord. Next, an attempt to answer the question of why our children should enlist in the Canadian Armed Forces. Some examples of recently completed missions by Canada's forces. The personnel make-up of the Canadian Forces; defence policy in our changing times; and the impact of social change on military life: a detailed exploration. Opportunities for women; education and training opportunities available; interesting jobs and assignments, with examples.