Navy League Applauds New Naval
Ottawa, 31 May 2005 The Navy League of Canada extends its
congratulations and appreciation to Vice-Admiral Bruce MacLean and
his staff for the publication of 'Securing Canada's Ocean Frontiers:
Charting the Course from Leadmark.'
This document, which outlines the naval vision for 2025, has addressed
in principle many of the concerns expressed by the Navy League in
the past few years:
- Increased integration with other government departments, as
accomplished through the Maritime Security Operations Centres
- Increased surveillance capabilities and presence in Canadian
Waters, including the Arctic.
- The development of littoral capabilities, including support
for joint operations ashore.
Securing Canada's Ocean Frontiers provides a strong vision for
the future development of our Navy, within the context of the recently
published Defence Policy Statement and the National Security Policy
published last year.
The Navy League remains concerned about procurement and funding
issues that could affect the Navy's ability to implement this plan.
We will continue to work on behalf of Canadians to ensure our Navy
has the tools it needs to protect us here at home and to serve our
For More Information Contact:
Jerrod Riley National Deputy Director The Navy League
Phone: 613-998-2952 or 1-800-375-NAVY
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