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Remembrance: Canada’s reluctance to talk about its courageous military history

As we approach Remembrance Day on the 11th when Canadians will honour their fallen soldiers, the question is, why do Canadians, and the world know so little about the vital Canadian contributions to victory and the incredible individual exploits of »

Society

Study: Unwanted sexual, discriminatory behaviour at Canada’s military colleges

A report by the federal agency Statistics Canada looked at the situation in Canada’s two military colleges in 2019 regarding sex assault, unwanted sexualized behaviour and discriminatory behaviour. It found a relatively high percentage of usually minor but nonetheless offensive »

International, Politics

Canada history: Aug 31,1993: Canada’s military bids farewell to Germany

Canadian Forces Europe (CFE) ends On this date the last of Canada’ s military forces said goodbye to their home away home in southern Germany. CFB Baden-Soellingen, and CFB Larh had been the site of Canada’s NATO forces for some »

International, Society

Canada’s military aerobatics team resumes, but no public shows this year

Tragedy in May put flights on hold After an in flight issue resulting in a crash of one of the team’s jets at a show in Georgia, USA late last year, and a tragic crash in May in Kamloops. British »

Politics

Canadian Navy Rear Admiral calls out hateful comments as they replace ‘seaman’

The Deputy Commander of Canadian Royal Canadian Navy took to Facebook on Friday to call out racist, hateful, and misogynist comments made in response to the navy’s plan to replace the term “seaman” from their ranks with something that is »

Health, International

Canadian military plane turns back over COVID concern

It’s now become known that a Canadian Armed Forces passenger jet with troops headed to the NATO mission in Latvia was tuned around mid-flight last week. The CC-150 Polaris was carrying some 70 soldiers and crew when it was discovered »

Politics

Update: Air Force plans to return Cyclones to service after tragic crash

Following an as yet unexplained crash of a miltary CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, the Canadian Forces placed the entire Cyclone fleet on an operational pause. The crash of the aircraft dubbed ‘Stalker-22’, occurred on April 29 as it was returning to »

International, Politics

Canadian military begins slow resumption of overseas missions

As the coronavirus spread, the Canadian military pulled back most of its personnel from various overseas land, sea, and air exercises and missions abroad. Now that the virus situation is easing, a first slow renewal of those missions has begun »

Health, Politics, Society

Soldiers may be called to testify in lawsuits against long-term care homes

When coronavirus cases began to mount across the country in mid-March, long-term care facilities for the elderly and those needing constant care were particularly hard hit. Most of these facilities are privately run by for-profit companies. Many of the elderly »

International

Deep sea recovery of Canadian military helicopter and crew ended

In a press statement released Wednesday afternoon, the Canadian Armed Forces have indicated the recovery effort of a military helicopter and crew in the Ionian Sea has ended. The team of U.S Navy, and CAF personnel spent eight days at »