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Peacekeeping Missions Must Have Exit Strategy, Military Officials Warn

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada Politics

The government won't say when it will choose a mission.

Mental Health Issues Shouldn't Overshadow Victims Of Men's Violence

Isabelle Côté | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Living
Isabelle Côté

Caring for our veterans, particularly those suffering from PTSD, is undoubtedly an important issue. However, a conversation around mental health shouldn't overshadow men's violence against women and children. More concerning, shifting the narrative towards mental health and further away from men's violence make it even more difficult to hold perpetrators of similar acts of violence accountable.

Why the Military Should Take What the Liberals Say With a Grain of Salt

Bruce Moncur | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

The Liberals have proven time and time again to be no friend to the soldiers. Chrétien wearing his helmet on backwards (then chiding soldiers as they tried to show him how to wear it properly) and the elder Trudeau's morale-killing reorganizations have made a lasting impression on generations of military men and women who have been burned by the Liberals one too many times -- by pandering to the veteran community, the Liberals are hoping that the memory of soldiers does not go beyond the year 2000.

WATCH: Canada vs. U.S. Tug Of War

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada

Tug of war is one of the simplest games, relying solely on physical strength. It can also be harrowing to watch, especially if you're rooting for your...

Mentally Ill Soldiers More Likely To Be Declared Unfit For Service: Study

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - New research by National Defence shows that soldiers with mental health conditions, especially those with Afghan war illnesses, are far more ...

Difficult To Find Mental Health Staff For Remote Military Posts: DND

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - National Defence's pool of candidates for vacant mental health positions dried up quickly last spring when civilian recruits were told they w...

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.

Veterans Affairs Canada Continues to Support Our Troops

Julian Fantino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Julian Fantino

There continues to be a constant barrage of misinformation regarding Canada's Veterans. In total, our Government has invested almost $5 billion new dollars that has been put towards rehabilitation, re-training, and medical and financial benefits. I will continue to seek to fully pay homage to the depth of sacrifice of Canada's Veterans.

The Only Soldiers Safe From Budget Cuts?

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - It seems the only soldiers who are safe from the coming budget axe are those that parade around Parliament Hill in the changing of the guard ...

Real Soldiers Don't Get PTSD

Aviva Rubin | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada
Aviva Rubin

2012-05-07-mentalhealth.jpgTurns out the Department of National Defence is eliminating the jobs of medical professionals involved in suicide prevention and monitoring post-traumatic stress disorders. Aren't these cuts a little short-sighted?

Canada's Elite Soldiers Neglected?

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's elite troops and their families have faced a "disjointed" level of social support from the military — and in some cases implemente...

Military Seeks Fresh Underwear

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics

It's the hidden cost in Canada's fight against terror: long johns geared for chemical warfare.The Canadian Forces are looking to replenish depleted st...

Useless Subs Will Sink Our Navy

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

What advantage would nuclear subs give Canada? Well, we could better detect Russian subs under Arctic ice. What would we do if we detected Russian subs? Well, we could inform the CBC which would relay the fact to Canadians. Would we consider torpedoing a Russian sub? Good gracious no!