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Canada Does Not Need Troops Overseas

Canada currently has thousands of troops deployed overseas. That simple fact is not secret information, but it's not well known either. The press rarely talks about it and politicians almost never mention it. The Canadian public funds these overseas missions, but the average Canadian knows very little about our military's overseas escapades. How many countries does the Canadian military currently operate in? How many can you name? More importantly, are any of these operations actually necessary for Canada's national security? In Europe, Canada has significant numbers of troops in Latvia and Ukraine. Operation Reassurance , based out of Latvia, has "up to 915" members deployed at any given point in time from the navy, army, and air force. The operation's purpose is vaguely defined as " NATO assurance and deterrence measures" intended to "show the strength of Allied solidarity." It is Canada's largest overseas mission, but it is very diff

Alberta Proves it's Safe to Reopen

On July 1 the government of Alberta dropped almost all of it's mandatory covid-19 restrictions. The province started "phase 1" of it's reopening plan on June 1, met it's vaccination and hospitalization goals soon after, and was able to fully reopen just in time for Canada Day. The lockdown lobby predicted total disaster and ruination, but weeks later none of their prophesies have come to pass. Covid-19 cases are down. Hospitalizations are down. ICU admissions are down. Deaths are down. Alberta is doing what the pundits said was impossible: wiping out covid-19 with a fully open economy and society. Alberta is not alone either. Saskatchewan recently followed suit, dropping all mandatory restrictions on July 11. British Columbia is also mostly open, with only some capacity restrictions for large venues remaining. The trio of provinces  didn't reach this point through some mysterious Western-Canadian  magic. Their success is the direct result of vaccines. Vaccines