Tag Archives: Navy

New Navy mascot needs name

The Canadian Navy is said to face serious recruiting, morale, and (according to its commander, although not the Minister of National Defence) budgetary problems. And what better way to respond than to create a new furry mascot for the embattled element? Officially, the Navy describes the new “recruit” as “a communication tool developed to help […]

Navy faces budget crunch?

Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden, the commander of the Canadian Navy, are contradicting each other on the state of the Navy’s budget (David Pugliese, “Cash-strapped navy being cut to bone, analysts say,” Montreal Gazette, 12 May 2010; see also David Pugliese, “MacKay says no decision made on fleet reductions; Admiral and sailors […]