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Defense and Security

Elinor Sloan

in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780195335354
Published online September 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195335354.003.0027

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Defense and Security

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This article discusses Canada's defense and security system. The first section is devoted to homeland security and the measures Canada has taken since the 9/11 attack to ensure its border while maintaining an open trade with the U.S. The second section discusses defense by highlighting the historical evolution of Canadian defense priorities and the current Canadian defense policy. The last section discusses the future challenges and issues of Canada within the context of defense and security, with particular attention on the Canadian forces.

Keywords: defense and security; homeland security; defense; evolution; Canadian defense priorities; Canadian defense policy; challenges and issues; Canadian forces

Article.  8229 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; International Relations

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