There are our men and women of the forces hopping on a plane and ski-doos, and heading to remote northern locations to rescue plane crash victims... or out to sea to stop smugglers...
Much has been made of Harper's vaunted build-up of Canada's armed forces. But has he really?
Why has it taken a week to respond to Canadian citizens in Libya?
Why have some Canadians called Foreign Affairs (AFTER registering with them) and finding they are not on a list of Canadians in Libya?
Why is a C-17 ONLY being dispatched today, after begging the Brits and Americans to let our nationals on their ships and planes - which are sitting in port or on the ground - due to the increasingly hostile conditions over there. Now, that it might be much more of a challenge to get them out, we're "standing-by" (not "standing up") for Canadians with our C-17.
Did this government improve the military, or was it just lip-service, and a way to get open source contracts to their defense friends?