Canada Defence

Feds Using New Figures To Fight NATO Pressure On Defence Spending

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada Politics

One official described NATO's system as "cryptic and backwards."

Canada Increased Defence Spending But Still Missed Target: NATO

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Politics

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he expects all members to reach the two-per-cent goal.

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.

Liberals Changed Air Force's Fighter Jet Requirement: Commander

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Politics

"This is a hoax and completely politically driven.''

Tories Attack Liberals Over Secrecy Surrounding ISIL Mission

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics

The mission entered a critical stage this week with the attack on Mosul.

F-35s Ready For Combat, U.S. Air Force Says

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Politics

U.S. Gen. Herbert Carlisle said he is prepared to send it to Syria or any other war zone if needed.

Sajjan Comes To Canada's Defence After Trump's NATO Comments

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Politics

The Republican nominee said some NATO members aren't spending enough on defence.

National Defence To Overhaul Support Units After Sobering Review

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2017 | Canada Politics

The re-organization was one of three recommendations made in an internal review of the Joint Personnel Support Unit.

'Critical' Jobs At DND Unfilled, Despite Suitable Candidates: Report

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2017 | Canada Politics

"Several critical positions have been vacant for months even though suitable candidates have been interviewed and selected."

Smarter Approach To Defence Spending Could Save $10 Billion: Report

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Politics

"The mission should define the equipment that we choose to acquire, rather than the equipment defining the mission."

Tory MP Trumpets Gov't Record Of Military Purchases

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Public Works Minister Diane Finley used a speech to defence industry insiders Thursday to tout the Conservative government's recent record of...

Defence Refuses To Share Directive On Torture-Tainted Info Sharing

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Defence Department is refusing to release the text of a ministerial directive that sets out how the Canadian Forces can seek and share in...

6 Facts About Canada's Next Defence Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has tapped Lt.-Gen. Jonathan Vance to be the new chief of the defence staff, Canada's most senior military comm...

In Election Year, Bill C-51 Is Best Opposed by Supreme Court

Yves Guillaume A. Messy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Yves Guillaume A. Messy

Given the parliamentary majority that the Harper government currently enjoys, official effective opposition to its typically extreme legislative proposal lies squarely in the hands of the Supreme Court. Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau's respective decisions to stand aside the bill as it makes its way in the House of Commons, preferring instead to pitch oversight-related amendments as part of their prospective federal electoral platforms, reinforces this reality.

Common Defence With U.S. Won't Harm Sovereignty: Nicholson

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - A more integrated common defence strategy with the United States isn't a threat to Canada's sovereignty, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said...

Cuts To Defence Budget Run Deeper Than Thought

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has been one of the toughest-talking leaders throughout the Ukraine crisis, yet newly released figures show National Defence i...

Canada Urged To Boost Defence Spending By NATO Chief

CBC | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Politics

NATO's outgoing secretary general is repeating his call for member countries like Canada to boost their defence spending in response to the "wake-...

Canada's Defence Diplomacy Hurt By Tight Budget, Report Says

CBC | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Overstretched staff and drastic cuts to travel and hospitality are compromising Canada’s defence diplomacy program, considered a crucial tool for a...

Why I Am Still a Republican

David Frum | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics
David Frum

For three years, my political party has veered in a direction I cannot follow. And if the GOP insists on framing the 2012 election as a ballot question on fiscal and monetary austerity, or if they nominate somebody manifestly incompetent to do the job of president, they're going to lose me -- and a lot more people.

Here Comes The New Fleet. Now, How To Fly Them...

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian fighter pilots selected to fly the new F-35 could find themselves trained by either the Americans or a private contractor, according...

Talking to Kids About 9/11

Golnar Khosrowshahi | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada
Golnar Khosrowshahi

Sanctioned or not, most children are inevitably exposed to some form of imagery depicting the events of Sept. 11. How does a parent explain that day while still dwelling on the shock?

Report Calls For New Defence Procurement Agency

The Ottawa Citizen | Posted 09.03.2011 | Canada Politics

The Harper government should create a new defence procurement agency to oversee the estimated $240 billion worth of military equipment the Conservativ...