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Military, Politics, Society

Veterans gravesites in Canada in disrepair

Visiting Canada’s National Military Cemetery in the national capital Ottawa, one is struck by the well-kept grounds and clean and still clearly legible grave markers. But that seems not to be the case for the gravesites of tens of thousands» 

History, International, Military

The Arrow legend: mystery, intrigue, search for last artefacts

It was a world-leading state-of-the-art jet interceptor. Indeed it seemed Canada would become a world leader in aerospace with the development of the CF-105 Avro Arrow, and its powerful new Canadian designed engines.   With the first planes completed and» 

History, Military, Science and Technology

Cold War relic may become Canada’s broadcast archives

It was a giant complex 60 stories underground, and inside about five and half stories high. It was atomic bomb proof and  accessed by very long tunnels, one of them two kilometres long, the other one kilometre long. A bus» 

International, Military

The civilian catastrophe in Mosul

Iraqi and coalition forces say they have finally recaptured the Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists stronghold city of Mosul. It is Iraq’s second largest city and Daesh saw it as the capital of their so-called “caliphate”. Amnesty International says the battle has» 

International, Military

Canada congratulates Iraqi forces on liberation of Mosul

The federal government has extended its congratulations to Iraqi forces for their victory over Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declared victory over Islamic State in Iraq’s second largest city» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Military, Politics

Khadr decision continues to cause division

Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, continues to be a centre of controversy. A new poll says a clear majority of Canadians are against a government decision to pay him 10.5 million as compensation for the violation of his rights. Aged 15,» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Latest North Korean missile test grabs world attention

North Korea’s test of a missile it suggests is capable of reaching the U.S. will top the agenda with world leaders but it is only China that has the clout to influence the country, says a Canadian analyst. Although it’s» 

International, Military, Politics

Canada won’t be going back to Afghanistan: Trudeau

Two years after winding down its military operation in Afghanistan, NATO has agreed to send more troops to help train and work alongside Afghan security forces who are battling against Taliban and Islamic State militants. Defence ministers from NATO member» 

International, Military, Politics

Canada to extend anti-ISIS mission by 2 years

Canada is extending its military mission against ISIS by another two years, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a joint statement today. The mission will now go to March 31, 2019. The extension includes providing» 

International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

Military contracting: Compromising security over apparent cost savings?

Canada’s public service union and its 18,000 member defence employees union have raised concerns about federal government plans to outsource a major military maintenance contract. They are concerned about costs, security and industry influence on contracting as outlined in the»