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Canadian military to provide airlift for UN pandemic relief efforts

The Canadian military will provide airlift support for the United Nations’ food and health agencies to transport urgently needed medical and humanitarian supplies to pandemic hotspots around the world, Canadian officials announced Monday. The Canadian Armed Forces will use their »

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Military report on conditions in Quebec nursing homes details several flaws

A report prepared by the Canadian military about Quebec’s long-term care homes details several shortcomings in the delivery of care and public health measures that have contributed to the carnage brought about by the pandemic. Out of 4,228 deaths caused »

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Military saw ‘deeply disturbing’ things in Ontario nursing homes, says Trudeau

Canadian soldiers deployed to long-term care facilities in Ontario have made “some extremely troubling observations” about several nursing homes in which they’ve been serving, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed Tuesday. Speaking at his daily press conference in Ottawa, Trudeau said »

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28 Canadian soldiers contract COVID-19 in long-term homes

Twenty-eight Canadian soldiers deployed to long-term homes in Ontario and Quebec have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Department of National Defence announced Wednesday. Twelve of the cases were reported in Ontario and 16 in Quebec, according to the »

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5 Canadian soldiers deployed in nursing homes test positive for COVID-19

Five Canadian soldiers deployed to hard hit long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic have tested positive for the illness, the Canadian Armed Forces said Friday. Four of the cases are in Quebec, the hardest hit Canadian province, and one »

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Canada ‘defers’ mission to the waters off North Korea

As the Canadian Armed Forces continue to regroup and revamp in the shadow of COVID-19, the Canadian military has announced it is postponing the deployment of a warship and surveillance aircraft to help enforce United Nations’ sanctions against North Korea. »


1 dead, 5 missing in Canadian military helicopter crash in the Mediterranean

Air Detachment members aboard HMCS Fredericton conduct a transfer training exercise during Operation Reassurance at sea March 12, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken March 12, 2020. (Cpl. Simon Arcand/CANADIAN ARMED FORCES/via REUTERS). Read the article »


Canadian military helicopter reported missing while operating in Mediterranean

A Cyclone helicopter flies over HMCS Fredericton as its crew leaves the Halifax Harbour for a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea as part of NATO’s Operation Reassurance. Canadian Defence officials are scrambling following reports a Canadian military helicopter has gone missing while participating in a NATO operation in the Mediterranean Sea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese »

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COVID-19: Half of Canadians say their mental health is getting worse

Pollsters and pundits are quick to tell you that any public opinion survey is just a snapshot–nothing to be pondered too deeply. So, while the latest Angus Reid Institute’s latest offering may well be bound to that shelf in the »

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Canadian military gearing up for COVID-19 response

The Canadian military is gearing up to help civilian authorities in the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. The Canadian military has drawn up plans to mobilize 24,000 full-time and part-time soldiers to support civilian authorities across »