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Canadian military to deploy in Ontario hospitals to help with COVID-19 surge

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will deploy up to three medical teams and nine critical care nurses to Ontario to support hospitals overwhelmed by a surge of COVID-19 patients and running desperately short of qualified medical staff, Prime Minister Justin »

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CAF to deploy to Manitoba First Nations communities for vaccination drive

The federal government will deploy the Canadian military to help First Nations communities in Manitoba accelerate the pace of the COVID-19 immunization campaign, federal officials said Thursday. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), in partnership with »

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Military member who sought to ‘arrest’ PM is sentenced to six years in jail

A heavily-armed member of the Canadian military who drove his truck filled with weapons into the main gates of Rideau Hall, the governor general’s residence, last summer before setting out on foot to “arrest” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sentenced »

International, Society

Canada’s chief of defence staff steps down in face of misconduct allegations

The new chief of Canada’s defence staff, Admiral Art McDonald, has stepped down voluntarily as he faces an investigation into unspecified misconduct allegations. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan made the announcement in a statement released late Wednesday night. “As I have »

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Military deploying to the border to help set up COVID-19 test centres

The Canadian military is being deployed to the Canada-U.S. border to help set up COVID-19 test centres that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is currently creating at 16 border crossings.  The military assistance includes sending some service members »

International

New military chief apologizes for discrimination members have suffered

The new leader of the Canadian Armed Forces has apologized to members of the military who have faced discrimination and harassment while serving. Admiral Art McDonald made the comments as he was sworn in Thursday at a mostly virtual ceremony »

Politics, Society

Canadian military identifies soldier fatally shot during training exercise

The Department of National Defence (DND) has identified the soldier who died during a live-fire training exercise in Alberta on Friday as Cpl. James Choi. Choi, 29, was a member of the Royal Westminster Regiment, based in New Westminster, British »

International, Society

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 »