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National Defence Deletes Report Critical Of Fighter Jets Off Website

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The department says it took down the report because of concerns it contained classified information.

Security Review Launched After Ottawa Shooting Still Incomplete

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Politics

A defence spokesperson was unable to say why the review — seen as urgent in the aftermath of the Islamic State-inspired attacks — was taking so long.

Businesses Working With Feds Have Incentives To Hike Costs

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Politics

The 32-page draft study was ordered by the former Conservative government but delivered to the Trudeau Liberals.

Defence Spending To Fall Despite Foreign Pressure To Increase It

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Politics

Documents suggest overall spending on the military could to shrink by almost $400 million in the coming year.

DND Has No Clear Idea Of Work Needed On Military Housing: AG

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Politics

"We found that the agency did not have updated information about the condition of housing units to inform its decisions."

'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."

DND Helped Boost Bids For Armoured Vehicle Contracts In Kuwait, UAE

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2017 | Canada Politics

The demonstrations were sanctioned at the highest levels of the former Conservative government.

Military Purchasing Plans Hammered By Election: Expert

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Politics

A sampling of the former Conservative government's planned military purchases shows two-thirds of the projects are behind schedule.

National Defence Struggling To Meet Budget Goals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics

The plan, as announced in the fall of 2013, was to divert savings from redundant programs to front-line initiatives.

National Defence Turns Away U.S. Psychiatrist

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A former U.S. Air Force psychiatrist says he and other foreign-trained professionals could ease the shortage of mental health professionals i...

National Defence On Track To Blow Past Own Deadline

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Department of National Defence appears set to miss a self-imposed deadline to rebalance the number of reserve soldiers in the military.It...

More Stringent Oversight Of Military Intelligence At DND In Limbo

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - National Defence has been looking at ways to introduce more stringent oversight of its intelligence operations, but "fiscal restraint" may pr...

Harper's Own Policies Contributing To Defence 'Dysfunction': Report

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A study of Canada's dysfunctional military procurement system became a political football Wednesday as opposition parties pounced on the prem...

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...

DND Reviews Policy That Ended Careers Of Wounded Soldiers

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Almost a year after facing a barrage of bad publicity, National Defence is having another look at a policy that ended the careers of gravely ...

Internal Analysis Aims To Solve Canadian Military Suicide Crisis

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Post-traumatic stress is thought to have played a role in only three of ten suicides in the Canadian military last winter, and the majority o...

We Need To Ask the Right Questions About Racism in the Armed Forces

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

Last week, while everyone was getting separation-burnout and Crimea-river syndrome from the relentless coverage of little else, a very important press...

My Wish List For National Defence in 2014

Joyce Murray | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Joyce Murray

My wish for 2014 is a list of fixes for National Defence to improve the confidence and well-being of Canadians, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families, members of the military equipment and supply economy, and last but not least those who have left or are leaving CAF service and need support.

The Government's Costly Hot Potato

Gregory Thomas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Gregory Thomas

If you need a symbol for the budget challenge facing Stephen Harper, look no further than the old Nortel campus in Ottawa's western suburbs. The site is turning into a costly hot potato for the government. Three years ago, military planners shocked analysts with their initial $623 million estimate for fixing the place up. Now the price tag is said to have jumped over 40 per cent.

$2.5 Billion To Be Cut From DND: Report

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An independent analysis has concluded the waves of federal budget cuts washing over National Defence will run deeper and likely be more painf...

What He Says Canada's Military Isn't Prepared To Handle

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The military ombudsman says National Defence has not hired enough psychiatrists and other mental-health professionals to deal with a cresting...

So Army Execs Deserve Bonuses and Veterans Don't?

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Though the Department of National Defence is cutting 1,000 jobs for austerity, some 157 employees will be sharing $2 million in bonuses. The whole bonus tradition in both public service and the private sector should cease. None of us has any control over what the private sector does, but government employees get enough perks as it is without extra money for doing the job they are paid for.

Meet Lawrence Connelly: A Canadian Taxpayer Who's Told He's Not a Canadian

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Lawrence Connelly was issued a DND birth certificate by the Canadian government when born in Germany. He now lives in Orillia, works in daycare, pays his taxes, and is married with two kids. But when he applied for a passport to go to Disney World in the U.S., the Passport Office told him they needed proof of citizenship, and that has birth certificate wasn't enough.

Major Overhaul Would Whack Quarter Of Command Structure

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government quietly has announced a major shakeup at National Defence, a move that will largely return the military to its pre-Afgh...

Plan B? What Plan B?

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Senior defence officials concede there is currently no Plan B — or back-up proposal — to deal with delays in the F-35 jetfighter program,...