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Politics

Emergency meeting sought over alleged Liberal conduct against military officer

After the scandal involving the Trudeau government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair, comes new allegations of government interference in the case of one of Canada’s highest ranking military officers. In January 2017, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was removed from his position» 

Economy, Politics

Criminal Charges withdrawn against high-ranking military officer (interview)

The Crown has withdrawn criminal charges of breach of trust against the Royal Canadian Navy Vice Admiral Mark Norman. The case involves the stop-gap purchase and conversion of a cargo-ship into a naval re-supply vessel. The officer was accused of» 

Politics

Lockheed Martin selected as preferred designer for Canada’s next generation of warships

The federal government is giving a consortium led by U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin the first crack at inking a contract to design Canada’s $60-billion fleet of next generation warships, officials announced Friday. Government officials say the group’s proposed BAE» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadians and the military: ”We like you, but what do you do”?

Surprisingly, after superb records of fighting and bravery in both World Wars, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, and many often dangerous peacekeeping missions, a lot of Canadians are still generally unaware of what the military does and is doing at present. A» 

Canadian navy is involved in an exercise to destroy old shipping mines in the Baltic still left from the two world wars

Environment, International

Deadly legacy of war

Baltic Sea: clearing old ordnance The Second World War may be generations and many decades past, the First World War, now a century in the past, but a deadly legacy remains. During both wars, various combattants set thousands of naval» 

Politics

Canada’s navy ship that is not allowed to go to war

(public comments open on all stories-scroll to very bottom of page) Any bluewater navy needs resupply ships to keep its fighting vessels going.  Canada had three at one point, then two, and then as they were retired, by 2014 there» 

Economy

Canada gets a naval replenishment vessel of its own

(public commenting open at bottom of page) Canadian Navy gets a supply ship Some might say it was a bit embarrassing for Canada, a maritime nation with three huge coasts. For the past three years the Royal Canadian Navy, has» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada losing marine research ability

It’s the latest concern for marine scientists. The Canadian Coast Guard research vessel Matthew is up for auction. Canadian Coast Guard research vessel Matthew. To be auction off this week., severely limiting Canada’s oceangraphic research and mapping ability © wikipaedia This» 

Economy, International, Society

Inspiring women to join the Canadian Forces: Short sessions offer a taste of military careers

Women in Force Programme The Canadian Forces are eager to increase the number of women in the military. There is a perception that women generally are intimidated by the idea of a military career so a new pilot project seeks» 

Society

Prime minister’s wife to sponsor Arctic patrol ship

Some traditions die hard in the Royal Canadian Navy and having famous women name and sponsor new ships is one of them. The navy has announced that the prime minister’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has agreed to sponsor the lead»