Exert from a Facebook post commenting on a valid article.
Disappointing and sad to see, but right from the beginning I have said that Sajjan was not what he was reported to be. Despite his reputations of being a well-trained and knowledgeable military personnel and having served in the Middle East, he was not going to work for the best for the military or the defense of Canada. He waffled around the issues of pulling our planes out of Syria, around the push by Trudeau saying we were returning to a peace keeping role when our allies wanted our help in the air, and the weapons and military equipment our military needed for both. In one interview about pulling our planes out of Syria he said very little on his belief of what was needed from Canada as support for our allies and mouthed exactly what Trudeau was saying to the point that he appeared not only stunned or shell shocked but a definite peon of Trudeau and the Liberal party. Be prepared see more of this type of behavior, Sajjan is just another politician that wants to keep his position within the Liberal government.
THE FIRST NATIONS ARE NOT A SOVEIGN COUNTRY WITH IN A SOVEIGN COUNTRY. They are a part of Canada. Giving power to them to call in Armed Forces is not only ridiculous but makes no sense. If there is an issue between what First Nations are doing and puts civilians in danger, whose going to get protection from our Defence Forces? Is it going to become a case of whose finger calls the Department of Defence first? The decision of when the military should and is a call that should be made by the Defence Minister and the government.
September 15, 2016
First Nations want power to call in military when treaty rights threatened
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is considering a request to give First Nations the power to directly call in the military when their treaty, environmental and other rights are threatened.
Ron Swain, vice-chief with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, told Sajjan during consultations with indigenous groups Wednesday that aboriginal communities deserve the same rights as provincial governments, which have the authority under the National Defence Act to call in the military to fight civil unrest and during other crises.
“We believe, in protecting our sovereign territory and our issues around environmental concerns, we should be able to trigger the same response and have our Armed Forces defending our treaties and our territories,” Swain said during a break in the closed-door meeting in Winnipeg that included about a dozen aboriginal leaders and academics.