Challenging Canada's Nuclear Commitments: An Analysis of Defence Discourse
Allan, Stuart, British Journal of Canadian Studies
FOR INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED in the historical development of Canadian defence policy, the 1987 White Paper on Defence, Challenge and Commitment: A Defence Policy for Canada, continues to generate a remarkable amount of discussion. For many commentators, this policy initiative signalled a decisive turning point in debates about Canada's national defence, namely by advocating a massive increase in military spending - including the purchase of a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines - just at the time when the Cold War had finally begun to thaw. In an article published in this journal, for example, Michaud (1998: 112) points out that this policy 'offers several elements of interest: it comes on …
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Publication information: Article title: Challenging Canada's Nuclear Commitments: An Analysis of Defence Discourse. Contributors: Allan, Stuart - Author. Journal title: British Journal of Canadian Studies. Volume: 17. Issue: 1 Publication date: May 2004. Page number: 1+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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