Well, to each is own I reckon! The CF Green uniform was design not just for the army, but the CF as a whole! It replaced the three traditional uniforms-Army,Air force,Navy, as it was "suppose" to create a more Canadian appearance and save the Canadian tax payer money, and all other monies were marked for better equipment and pay increases for the ranks. It was issued in 1968,and finally abandoned in 1985 as a failure, as the government of the day had decided it wanted to give the branches of the"tri-service" separate individual identities 'again'!
So what was the use of replacing the other uniforms from 1967 ie, T-Dubs Service Dress uniforms etc!?? Yes they weren't perfect, but a very least they were created in CANADA and were not a British Army uniform. The Salute was traditional army ie, open palm and looked very sharp when presented. The current salute is borrowed from the Royal Canadian Navy, as it was created from the concept of all "three" services combined!
Oddly how the Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Navy did away with the CF green uniform and the army was stuck with it? I remember reading that in some magazine article. What was wrong with Olive Drab colour as a service dress!?
I've talked to a number of CF personal and were not happy with CF Green Summer Dress as it is hot especially the trousers as dark colours do attract heat ie, humidity and polyester uniforms are not the best in cooling off sweat etc.
I would promote a Canadian uniform that gives this nation and it's soldiers a practical,cost effective and easy to wear and individual Canadian look about it. The old uniforms were too British I've been told, ok.. so the current uniforms have a American look about them! So how does one create a distinctive "Canadian" uniform without foreign influences!? I have yet to see of this??
Some links on this topic, ie Unification of the CF.
Here's a CBC clip of the old army uniforms from 1964 were Olive Drab colour ie, service dress and created in Canada.