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CDR Radio Episode 41 – Bill Blair

CDR recently sat down with Canada’s Minister of National Defence, the Hon. Bill Blair, for an exclusive interview on the CDR Radio Podcast. Managing a $1 billion cut to the Department of National Defence’s budget, coping with readiness issues within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and improving the recruitment/retention of CAF members through better housing and childcare: These were some of the many concerns raised by DND Minister, Bill Blair, in CDR’s annual interview.

This episode is sponsored by CAE. Representing more than 75 years of industry firsts – CAE delivers the highest-fidelity flight, mission, and personalized training programs powered by innovation. With cutting-edge technology and world-class training centres, CAE develops and deploys advanced training, simulation, and critical operations capabilities to make the world safer. CAE is the largest Canadian-headquartered defence company, supporting training of all military pilots for the Canadian Armed Forces. At the forefront of sustainability, CAE became the first Canadian aerospace company to be carbon neutral. Visit CAE’s website

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