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International, Military, Politics

Canada wants a bigger share of India’s defence procurement market

Ottawa is working towards strengthening its defence and security ties with New Delhi and hopes the country’s high-tech defence industries will make greater inroads in India’s ambitious arms procurement program, says Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. India has been the» 

International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology

Russian military aircraft to fly over Canada “observing”

A Russian military jet is to stop at Canada’s major military air base in Trenton Ontario this week. It will then conduct a surveillance flight over Canada this weekend. It’s an annual event as various NATO countries and Russia allow» 

History, Military, Society

Prime minister’s wife to sponsor Arctic patrol ship

Some traditions die hard in the Royal Canadian Navy and having famous women name and sponsor new ships is one of them. The navy has announced that the prime minister’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has agreed to sponsor the lead» 

Education, Health, History, International, Lifestyle, Military, Politics, Society

Children of war; happier in conflict than in peace?

It seems a strange situation, children who were happier in a rebel camp at war, than they are after they gain their freedom. These are children who were abducted as child fighters or female sex slaves, and camp workers, and» 

International, Military

Canadian air crew head to northern Iraq

About 60 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, based in Edmonton, Alberta, departed for northern Iraq on Monday to relieve their comrades in arms from Quebec who’ve been in Iraqi Kurdistan for the last six» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Military, Society

Ottawa moves to strip former Guatemalan soldier of Canadian citizenship

The federal government has filed court documents to strip Canadian citizenship from a former Guatemalan special forces commander accused of slaughtering Guatemalan villagers during a 1982 massacre. Ottawa says Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes concealed the crimes when he obtained Canadian» 

International, Military, Politics

Russia, China urge restraint as tensions over North Korea increase

North Korea’s neighbours Russia and China are urging restraint as tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise, creating fears that “conflict could break out at any moment.” China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped» 

International, Military, Politics

Government presents legislation to join Arms Trade Treaty

Almost a year after Ottawa announced that it is joining the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty(ATT), the Liberal government has introduced new legislation that will require Canadian companies that want to sell weapons through foreign subsidiaries get permission from the» 

International, Military

Philippine forces kill militant behind beheadings of two Canadians

Philippine security forces hunting Islamist militants in a central Philippine island have killed a key commander who had been blamed for the beheadings of two Canadian hostages in 2016. The military in Sulu confirmed that Abu Sayyaf leader Muammar Askali, who used» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Military

Book: The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace

It’s a little known story about a man who loved trees, a man of peace whose duty sent him to war in the battlefields of France.  From amongst the blasted stumps he saved some acorns to regrow those once magnificent»