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International, Politics, Society

Forces ombudsman says investigation led him to resign

CBC News is reporting that a closed-door review of the military ombudsman’s office last year resulted in then-Canadian Forces ombudsman Gary Walbourne taking early retirement. In an interview with CBC News’ Murray Brewster published Monday, Welbourne says the investigation into »

International, Society

Military urged to step up measures to investigate possible neo-Nazis

Experts and activists say the Canadian military needs to do more to root out racism and hate in its ranks. The calls follow separate military and RCMP investigations into a reservist suspected to being a recruiter for a militant neo-Nazi »

International, Politics

Reforms and defence policy first, weapons later, Canada tells Ukraine

Ukraine needs to carry out deep structural reforms and develop a clear defence policy before it goes on a shopping spree for sophisticated Western and Canadian military equipment, says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. The issue of Canadian Ukrainian military and »

Health, Society

Report says progress slow in eliminating military sexual misconduct

A new Canadian Forces report says a nearly-four year campaign to bring a meaningful halt to sexual misconduct in the ranks is showing mixed results. The report follows an explosive study by a former Supreme Court Justice, Marie Deschamps, in »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Many Canadian vets unhappy about relationship with Ottawa

When the Liberals swept to power in Canada’s 2015 federal election, a lot of people were excited. Not least among them were Canada’s veterans. Justin Trudeau went out of his way–or so it seemed–to court veterans with promises to improve »

International, Politics

Canada to host meeting of anti-ISIS coalition

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and his U.S. counterpart Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host on Thursday a meeting of 13 members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Ottawa, according to Canadian and U.S. officials. This meeting will »

Economy, Environment, Society

No letup in British Columbia blazes as premier expresses dismay

As the Canadian Mental Health Association issues guidelines to help residents in British Columbia as they cope with the devastating wildfires ripping up the province, Premier John Horgan toured the hard-hit Prince George region on Tuesday and expressed dismay over »


Ottawa invests $1.6 billion to seek innovative solutions to defence challenges

The federal government is looking for outside help to find solutions for pressing challenges facing Canada in its defence and security sectors, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Monday. Ottawa is ready to invest $1.6 billion dollars over the next 20 »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

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 »

International, Politics, Society

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 »