According to the Ottawa Citizen’s David Pugliese, the prime minister’s office directed defence minister Peter MacKay to “find a new role for the Canadian Forces at Goose Bay”. The PMO sent letters to MacKay in January and again in June. … . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Harper pushing for larger DND role at Goose Bay #nlpoli
As a general background on 444 Squadron at Goose Bay, here is the text of a question posed in the House of Commons by member of parliament Marc Garneau and the reply from defence minister Peter MacKay dated June 19, 2012:
Marc Garneau Westmount—Ville-Marie, QC : With regard to 444 Combat Support Squadron: (a) how . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: 444 Squadron: answers to questions #nlpoli
From David Pugliese at the Ottawa Citizen:
■ Military housing at Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg will be shut down.
The story appeared on April 11.
Biggest take away from that right up front is that all those Conservative promises for the last half dozen years about Goose Bay remain . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: DND to shut down 5 Wing base housing #nlpoli
or just full of it?
Leo Abbass on news that no one wants to use Goose Bay as a supersonic flight training venue:
“From what we were told the base has a bright future, they’re working to come up with that operational requirement,” Abbass told CBC News. “As long as they’re working towards that, I’m . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Partisan hypocrite? #nlpoli #cdnpoli
Anyone following the ongoing saga of the Goose Bay air base could hardly be surprised to find out that no one is interested in supersonic flight training in the Big Land.
People have been chasing after this idea for years, just as they have been trying for years to keep the military in Goose Bay. . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The future of Goose Bay, seven years later #nlpoli