OK. I've long been mildly annoyed at the Canadian government's habit of including "Canada" in department and agency names for those tailored to internal mandates. I mean it isn't like Canadians would somehow find themselves confused as to which country's national agency was responsible for their affairs. Maybe it makes sense to avoid duplo(tm)cation with the provinces, but I'd like to deal with a government, not a self-aggrandising jingoistic cadre of patronising morons. I know, a dream it shall remain. I digress.
I'm now of the view that these Cons are increasingly suffering from the same encephalitic militarism that affects nearly every reactionary rightwing cadre of morons ever to find themselves running a country. People in this cohort tend to know nothing about military organisations or what makes for sustaining an effective warrior class. What they like though is uniforms and medals, parades, funerals, Great Struggles, shiny and expensive pieces of kit, and well mainly the whole idea of having a bunch of armed people at their whimsical disposal.
What you get when all is said and done is a parade square army, gutted of ethos and brains, hauled out for show and tell and sent overseas without a so much as an "hey, is this actually a good idea?" on whatever shitshow crops up next because it is just.so.cool. to "deploy." Remember way back before
You know, I'd take that bitter, angry, dysfunctional Chretien era army over whatever the hell these manchildren playing with Airfix soldiers on lawn are trying to create.