In Danger as Always: Canadian Sovereignty
Deadline looms on continental defence project
theglobeandmail.com, Jeff Sallot, Nov 10 ’04
The minority Liberal government will have to decide by year’s end whether to renew the mandate of a joint Canada-U.S. military planning group, which has been working on an ambitious project that could bring the armies and navies of both countries under a single command for North American defence…
…The planning group’s interim report, Dr. [Michael] Byers [Canada research chair in international politics and law at the University of British Columbia] said, also glosses over difficult questions about the legal liability of Canadian soldiers answering to a U.S. commander and American soldiers operating on Canadian soil.