York U expert available to discuss Liberal’s new defence policy


TORONTO, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – Canadian defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is expected to unveil a major defence policy today. York U defence policy expert Martin Shadwick is available to discuss what the new plan means.

Martin Shadwick, who teaches Canadian foreign and defence policy and international studies, can discuss a variety of issues relating to foreign and defence policy, defence procurement, capital acquisition programs and Canada’s military.
He is available for phone and/or email interviews only.


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