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Economy, International, Military, Politics

NATO spending: Canadians say yes, and, no

At the recent NATO leaders meeting, U.S. President Donald Trump berated many countries saying they weren’t living up to their requirements to spend two per cent of the their gross domestic product (GDP) on defence. Canada has long been lax» 

International, Military

Canada takes part in massive Arctic air force drill in northern Scandinavia

The Royal Canadian Air Force has dispatched a C-130T aerial refueling tanker from Winnipeg to take part in a massive air force exercise in Northern Europe. The Arctic Challenge Exercise 2017 (ACE 17) organised by the Air Forces of Finland,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Indigenous, International, Military, Politics, Society

Victoria Day and the ‘Mothers of Confederation’

Victoria Day is the occasion for the holiday many Canadians are enjoying today, at least in central and western Canada. The Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador do not celebrate. And, in» 

Economy, International, Military, Politics

Ottawa to discuss continental trade and defence in Mexico City and Washington

Canada’s foreign affairs and defence ministers are heading to Mexico City and Washington to discuss continental trade and defence issues after the United States formally notified Canada and Mexico last week that it wants to renegotiate a key trade agreement» 

Economy, International, Military, Politics

Security and trade top agenda of ministers’ meetings in Washington

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan met yesterday with their U.S. counterparts to discuss a wide range of security and trade issues over dinner at the State Department in Washington, D.C. The discussions with Secretary of» 

Military, Politics

Canadian Army begins its largest yearly exercise

The Canadian Army is set to begin its largest yearly exercise to train for what promises to be a busy year with deployments to various spots around the world from Latvia in the Baltics to northern Iraq and, perhaps, a» 

Environment, Military, Society

Assessing flood damage as water recedes..for now

The flood waters in eastern Ontario, Quebec and parts of New Brunswick are finally beginning to slowly recede after a few days of little to no rain. The situation is also improving in the British Columbia interior where two men» 

History, International, Military, Society

Battle of the Atlantic Sunday

This Sunday, members of the Royal Canadian Navy, and descendants of former Navy sailors and of former merchant mariners, will pause to remember. Royal Canadian Navy Command staff speak with veterans shortly before the Battle of the Atlantic ceremony on» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Controversy dogs Defence Minister over “embellished” military record

Canada’s Minister of Defence, Harjit Sajjan is under fire now for comments he made on a recent official trip to India. The former soldier told his audience on April 18, “On my first deployment to Kandahar in 2006, I was» 

Military, Society

Canadian soldier killed in training accident, 3 others injured

A Canadian soldier was killed and three others injured in a training accident at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright in eastern Alberta Tuesday. Sgt. Robert “Bobby” J. Dynerowicz, from the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based at CFB Petawawa in Ontario, died when»