The Canadian Armed Forces and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief: Defining a Role

Type: Article

Absract: "This essay examines the operational content of HADR taskings since 1997 and makes a number of recommendations that include making policy changes to mitigate disaster risk, clarifying CAF roles, and determining how best to use federal funds to source disaster requirements for large contingents of semi-skilled and unskilled labour. ...

 The premise of the Emergencies Act and the FERP is that the military is supposed to be called upon only when demand exceeds provincial capacity. Yet provinces have come to view the CAF as their first resort, rather than their last."

Author(s): Christian Leuprecht and Peter Kasurak

Publisher(s): Centre for International Governance Innovation

Date: 24 August 2020

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  • Vulnerability
  • Floods
  • Wildfires
  • Civil Military Cooperation
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)
  • Human Security

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