CFMETRCanadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges
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On Remembrance Day, 1984 under chill, grey skies at the gates of CFMETR, a 300-strong rally of Vancouver Island residents launched the Nanoose Conversion Campaign.
The NCC members who did finally get their day in court were acquitted on technicalities, preventing the campaign from using its carefully prepared and potentially precedent-setting legal defence which argues that the US Navy's work at CFMETR violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international law (specifically, the Nuremberg Principles).
For as long as Canada is physically tied during peacetime to the Pentagon's war-fighting strategies through installations such as CFMETR, it is hard to imagine how those ties could become anything other than puppet strings when the US embarks on war.