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Defence and National Security

Canada’s defence and security industry contributed $6.2 B in annual GDP and 60,000 jobs to the Canadian economy in 2016. Canada spent 1.4% of its GDP on military expenditure, below the OECD average of 2.5% in 2020.

But is Canada and its national security and defence regime prepared for today’s risks? Apart from traditional threats, the world faces over the next ten years cybersecurity and economic security threats, extreme weather and effects from climate inaction, and social cohesion erosion across society. Canada’s national defence actors must be able to adapt and respond to these emerging threats.

Global Advantage Consulting Group’s experts have the ability to help you understand the emerging risks facing Canada, strengths and gaps in Canada’s defence and security innovation ecosystem, and identify the roles of key players and foresight strategies to help mitigate the threats.

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Dr. Camille Boulet

Senior Partner

Dr. Camille Boulet has extensive experience in defence and security S&T, strategy, industry collaboration, and public policy in Canada, the United States, and NATO. His 30 year career at DRDC began as a defence scientist specializing in CBRN research and ended as Chief of Staff (ADM S&T), with many successes including the conception and implementation of the IDEaS program. Cam was awarded the United States of America Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service (2018). He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Victoria, British Columbia, and a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Alberta. Cam completed his National Securities Studies (nss) course at Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Ontario.

Michael Rowell

Lead Research Analyst

Michael Rowell is a lead research analyst at Global Advantage Consulting Group. Contributing in various capacities since June 2020, he has a Masters in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, along with a Joint-Honours bachelor’s in Political Science and History from McGill University.