Which CDS said it?

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Which CDS said it?

By: WJO

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is often quoted in the media. For one reason or another. We have lifted ten quotes from over the past ten years and have cited the source.

Following is a sample of one such quote.

“They all sign up voluntarily, God bless them. They all want to make a contribution for peace and security. They all want to make a contribution for Canada. We ask them to do extraordinary things, but like my own kids, you want to protect them.”

Which CDS said it?

Nine more quotes from a CDS…

“They all sign up voluntarily, God bless them. They all want to make a contribution for peace and security. They all want to make a contribution for Canada. We ask them to do extraordinary things, but like my own kids, you want to protect them.”

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“We’ve come a long way, but we’re not quite there yet with mental health. We’re not there at all.”

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“It goes back to our code of duty, integrity, loyalty and courage that brings honour to Canada. That’s what we do. We can’t lie,”

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“My duty is complete. The nation is secure, and it’s time to hand over responsibilities to a great officer,”

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“I’ve got to look through the whole report and read it through myself. But I fully understand how when someone is attacked from houses, family houses, and so on, that there is a responsibility to protect oneself and protect civilians,”

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“We really come to understand and appreciate what the Israeli forces have had to counter for quite some time.”

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“Our operational tempo has been high … and the stresses on all our families is very different,”

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“I cannot go onto the street and hire a sergeant, hire a major, hire a colonel,”

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“Everyone’s had a different war, a different fight. Their family circumstances are different,”

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“As Chief of the Defence Staff, I can assure all Canadians that we take all allegations seriously and will investigate new allegations appropriately.”

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