Further to this post,
The Incredible Shrinking RCN: National Post Nails Government
a topic thread at Milnet.ca well worth the look–see in particular this post. Of course the question remains:
What Is the RCN For?
Other than a Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! opportunity for governments.
Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds