Canadian Army

Military Deployed To Help With Severe N.B. Ice Storm: Premier

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada

The army is sending between 100 and 150 soldiers.

'Unacceptable Language' In Cadet Dress Code Pamphlets: Review

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics

The probe comes months after a pamphlet that "shamed" young women was revealed.

Canada's Next Peacekeeping Mission Could See Troops In Mali

Jonathan Wade | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

Last Thursday, Lieutenant General Paul Wynnyk became the commander of the Canadian Army and quickly stated the Canadian Army could possibly deploy troops in Africa. As a matter of fact, according to Wynnyk, a deployment to Africa was imminent. Although many regions in Africa would benefit from having Canadian soldiers on the ground, Mali has been mentioned on many occasions.

The Canadian Army Reserve Is In Terrible Shape

Jonathan Wade | Posted 05.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

According to Michael Ferguson's latest audit, the Army Reserve is clearly lacking "clear guidance on preparing for international missions, had lower levels of training as cohesive teams, and had not fully integrated this training with that of the Regular Army." Adding to that, the number of reservists is lower than needed and are not fully prepared to deploy when required.

Suicide Risk Higher For Those In The Army, Report Finds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Politics

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of the defence staff, says in a statement that the Forces need to work harder on the ever-present issue of suicide prevention.

Canadian Military's Sexualized Culture Hostile To Women, Inquiry Says

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Being called an ice princess. A slut. That they only joined the army to find a man.Those are just some modest examples of the misogynistic, h...

The Canadian Army Posted The Best #LikeAGirl Tweets We've Seen Yet

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Living

Happy belated International Women's Day!

Army Loses 3 Advanced Artillery Shells While Leaving Afghanistan

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Canadian army somehow lost three highly-sophisticated, precision-guided artillery shells on its ways out of Afghanistan in an embarrassin...

Marijuana Top Drug Choice Of Canadian Army: Report

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Marijuana remains the drug of choice for members of the Canadian army, based on the Force's latest blind drug testing report that also found...

Going From Reserve To Recruit A Culture Shock For Some Aboriginals: Study

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces,...

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...

Army Cancelling $2 Billion Order

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An armoured-vehicle program, once deemed essential to protect soldiers from roadside bombs, is being ditched by the Harper government, say de...

WATCH: Army Descends On War Zone-Like Flooded Town

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

HIGH RIVER, Alta. - Abandoned vehicles, smashed out windows and total devastation make this flood ravaged town closely resemble a war zone, right dow...

Cost Of Military Name Change Still Vaguely 'Priceless'

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - One Access to Information request to determine how much it cost Canadian taxpayers to rechristen the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal ...

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...

As Afghanistan War Ends, Will Harper Abandon Troops?

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

With our combat role in Afghanistan a thing of history, there's a feeling that Ottawa (i.e. the Harper government and most politicians) want to wash their hands of the military. Bring the boys and gals home, leave a token force there, and forget about 'em.

10 Things I've Learned From Veterans and War Objectors

Josh Bowman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Josh Bowman

I don't think you can know what it is like to make a decision until you have had to make that decision yourself. I don't know what it would be like to pull the trigger of a gun and take a life. I don't know what it would be like to flee my country as a refugee or a political dissident.

Military Cutbacks: Reduce Bureaucracy, Not Forces

Peter Worthington | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

In peacetime, bureaucracy tends to expand as the number of soldiers decreases. The one thing that our military does not need is cutting back the size of the regular forces. The Canadian army is already smaller than it should be for the tasks it is asked to perform.

Is Brig.-Gen. Daniel Menard's Affair Really a Crime?

Sue McGarvie | Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada
Sue McGarvie

Last week, Brig.-Gen. Daniel Menard, the former commanding officer of Canadian troops in Afghanistan pleaded guilty to a relationship with a subordinate. But is it the business of Canadians and the military rank and file to be concerned about such a relationship?

Afghan War Sparked Surge In Canadian Forces Applicants

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - War may be hell, but that didn't seem to deter tens of thousands of would-be soldiers who applied to join the ranks of...