Canada Armed Forces

Canada's Top Soldier Defends Liberals' Delay On Military Funding

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Politics

The question of military spending has taken on a life of its own over the last year.

Feds Take Next Step In Buying Super Hornet Fighter Jets

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Politics

The government sent a letter to the U.S. government today outlining exactly what it needs in the warplanes.

Women In The Armed Forces Is About More Than Gender Equality

Anne Kari H. Ovind | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Politics
Anne Kari H. Ovind

Norway ranks among the most gender-equal nations. Recently we reached a milestone in extending equal rights, opportunities and obligations to both men and women in a sector that men traditionally dominates - the Armed Forces. Last year Norway introduced universal conscription also for women.

Feds Looking At New Defence Investments

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics

The defence minister said a policy review looked at Canadian defence needs for the next 20 years.

Canada's Military Bases Are Falling Apart, Audit Finds

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Politics

There will be a $1.1-billion backlog of maintenance costs by 2018, estimates say.

Military Facing Significant Shortfall In Reserves

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Politics

Part-timers are bailing.

Military Spouses' Pension Problems To Be Reviewed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics

The federal department in charge of retirement benefits has quietly been reviewing its protocols amid concerns that military spouses were wrongfully being rejected for old age security payments.

Canadian Advance Military Team To Head To Kuwait

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says an advance military team will leave Trenton, Ont., for Kuwait next week as Canada gears up to join the fi...

Canada's Ability to Defend Itself Might Be at Risk

Colin Kenny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

August 30, 2013 was an ominous day in Canadian military history. It was on this date that the destroyer HMCS Algonquin and the supply ship HMCS Protecteur collided during a routine towing exercise in the Pacific. Until the Algonquin is repaired, Canada will have just two destroyers, both on the Atlantic coast.

At Home With Claude: A Veteran's Life In The Shipping Container

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - He steps over piles of trash, past the dog wolfing kibble off the floor, across his tattered mattress and into the perpetual darkness at th...