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HMCS Charlottetown heads past Georges Island in Halifax harbour in this photo from January, 2012.
HMCS Charlottetown heads past Georges Island in Halifax harbour in this photo from January, 2012.
(Andrew Vaughan/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

COLIN ROBERTSON

Why Canada needs to look to the seas

Lest we forget. On Parliament Hill last week we marked the end of our Afghanistan mission. We also remembered the Battle of the Atlantic.

In what Winston Churchill described as the “dominating factor” of the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy and our merchant marine kept open the sea lanes, carrying the vital flow of food, energy and arms to Britain.