Canada Navy

Liberals' Military Spending Delay Leaves Canada Vulnerable

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

The Canadian Forces will once again have to wait to receive new much-needed equipment. Whether it is new fighter aircraft, ships or vehicles, the federal budget has postponed more than $3.7 billion in military spending until 2020 -- or later. As a matter of fact, the latest federal budget is another slap to the Canadian Forces' face. Bill Morneau, Canada's finance minister, said the Liberals are postponing defence spending to figure out defence priorities.

Raise A Flag To Honour And Support Canada's Veterans

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 11.05.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

They answered the call when our country needed heroes; now we have the great privilege of caring for them. In honour of Remembrance Day, we'd like to introduce you to two of Canada's Second World War Veterans.

Number Of Future Warship Replacements Up In The Air

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — A re-elected Conservative government could end up approving the construction of as few as 11 warships to replace the navy's frigates, despi...

High-Ranking Naval Officer Charged With Drunkenness

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The charges are significant, said the deputy commander of the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service.

Why Harper's Decision on Canada's Shipbuilding Strategy is Crucial

Colin Kenny | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

The government's own National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy has stated that a vibrant shipbuilding sector is strategically important for Canada. But with the number of ships being continuously eroded, the shipyards involved may be out of work far sooner than expected.

When it Comes to the Arctic, Canada Is Unprepared

Global Shapers Community Ottawa | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business
Global Shapers Community Ottawa

Years of underfunding have left Canada's Coast Guard woefully unprepared to fulfill its increasing responsibilities in the Arctic. Thinning sea ice is creating new economic opportunities in the North, including resource development and rising shipping traffic.

U.S. and Canada Should Become Partners in the Arctic

Diane Francis | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

The fact is that Canada may announce claims, but it's too little too late and quite beside the point. Canada is not even in the Arctic game and cannot catch up unless it invests hundreds of billions of dollars or, alternatively, joins forces with the rich and powerful United States. Here's why.

Building Navy Ships At Home Costs More: PBO

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two new reports are casting a critical eye on the Harper government's national shipbuilding strategy, with one suggesting the plan to build t...

Canada's Navy Is a Sinking Ship

Joyce Murray | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Joyce Murray

The government's budgeting problems will force the Navy to choose between acquiring either fewer ships, or ships that are significantly less capable than they need. The fact that Canada's Chief of Defence Staff does not know the government's plan is proof there is not one.

AG Takes Swipe At Harper Government Over Ships

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's navy may get neither the type nor the number of warships it needs because of the Harper government's budget inflexibility and failur...

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.

Canada's Sea King Helicopters Are WAY Too Old

CBC | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Politics

Canadian navy pilots have been flying Sea King helicopters for 50 years, with the anniversary celebrations taking place today and tomorrow. That the...

Canada's Navy: Deep-Sixed Over the Decades

Diane Francis | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Canada sure has a long, long way to go: The Canadian Navy has 8,500 personnel. The American navy has 317,000. Of course, the United States patrols the world, while Canada's navy patrols its own jurisdiction. But even so, the gap is not only noticeable but embarrassing.

Missing Canadian Navy Documents Found, Explanation Still Lost At Sea

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Electronic records detailing the planned overhaul of Canadian naval intelligence — created when admitted Russian spy Jeffrey Delisle was at...

Naval Officer Fined Over Groping Incident

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada

ESQUIMALT, B.C. - A navy officer based in Esquimalt, B.C. has been fined $8,000 dollars and handed a reprimand for groping a female sailor aboard a Ca...

The $500,000 Fender-Bender

CBC | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada Politics

The navy spent nearly half a million dollars to repair a supply ship that rammed into a dry dock in Halifax harbour last November. Documen...

Espionage Case Adjourned Until January 25

CP | Murray Brewster and Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Harper government hunkered down Tuesday in an attempt to weather an unfolding spy drama involving a naval officer who worked at one of th...

Details Of Massive Shipbuilding Contracts To Be Revealed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The prime minister is expected to announce agreements Thursday that will govern the Halifax and Vancouver shipyards through the lifetime of ...

First Libya, Now Syria? Canadian Navy Not Coming Home

CBC | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada

The Royal Canadian Navy, its mission in Libya completed, will continue to patrol the Mediterranean Sea for another year, increasing speculation that t...

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!

No Nuclear Subs, Tory MP Says

CBC | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Politics

The government isn't looking to replace its diesel-electric submarine fleet with nuclear subs, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Friday. ...

Halifax Cheers After Winning $25 Billion Naval Deal

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Workers in hard hats waving Nova Scotia flags celebrated with a giant roar Wednesday when the Irving Shipyard won the $25-billion contract t...

Massive Shipping Contracts Awarded To Halifax And Vancouver

CP | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Workers in hard hats waving Nova Scotia flags celebrated with a giant roar Wednesday when the Irving Shipyard won the $25-billion contract t...

Shipbuilding Contracts To Create 15,000 Jobs

CBC | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

Halifax's Irving Shipbuilding is getting the $25-billion contract to build 21 Canadian combat ships and Vancouver's Seaspan Marine has been awarded an...

After Eventful Mission To Libya, HMCS Charlottetown Heads Home

CP | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada

HALIFAX - HMCS Charlottetown will return to port in Halifax on Friday following a deployment with a NATO force off Libya. The frigate and its 240-m...