Canadian Military

Canada's Military Spending Won't Be Dictated By Trump: Minister

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics

"We as Canada will make a decision based on what type of military capability, size, composition, is going to be needed for Canada."

The Canadian Army Reserve Is In Terrible Shape

Jonathan Wade | Posted 05.05.2016 | 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.

Canada Should Participate In The U.S. BMD System

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

A little over a decade ago, Canada -- under Paul Martin's Liberals -- rejected taking part in the United States Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system along its U.S. counterpart. The Canadian government is currently reviewing its defence policy, including the possibility to reconsider its position on their participation to the U.S. BMD system.

Trudeau's Deep Military Cuts Risk Another Decade Of Darkness

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

The Liberals promised a "leaner, more agile" military, raising concerns over the size of the military. With our current commitment and the promised renewal of UN peacekeeping missions, Canadian soldiers will not be able to sustain such a high operational tempo, let alone if we slash our military numbers.

The World Needs More Canada

Erin O'Toole | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

The Conservative government's approach to countering the Islamic State (ISIS) threat was a three-pillared plan that combined allied military action, alongside direct foreign aid, and support for refugees and the dislocated in the region. In many ways, the plan brought to the last Parliament by the Conservatives was consistent with the Pearsonian worldview that Canada has a duty to take collective action with our friends to advance liberty for others and provide security at home.

Ghomeshi Trial Could Hurt Military Efforts To End Sexual Misconduct

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2016 | Canada Politics

"The trial will probably set back the clock for victims that might be thinking of coming forward."

Canadian Military Ill-Prepared For Peacekeeping: Report

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

The study was penned by Walter Dorn, a professor at the Canadian Forces Staff College and one of Canada's leading experts in peacekeeping.

Military Facing Significant Shortfall In Reserves

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Politics

Part-timers are bailing.

Imprudence, Not Malice Behind Alleged Navy Security Breach

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Politics

The alleged breach is at one of the Royal Canadian Navy's most sensitive security operations.

Military Purchasing Plans Hammered By Election: Expert

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Politics

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

Military To Refurbish 'Unsupportable' Radar Systems For CF-18s

CBC | Dean Beeby | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Politics

The decision to extend the life of the aging systems follows the collapse of a five-year-old procurement deal.

Suicide Risk Higher For Those In The Army, Report Finds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2015 | 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.

Alberta Will Recognize Military Drivers Licences

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Alberta

Previously, veterans were unable to transfer their credentials when they left the military.

Preliminary Hearing Set For Edmonton Officer Accused Of Sexual Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

No trial date has been set.

Harper Promises The Yukon Its Own Unit Of Armed Forces Reserves

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Politics

The territory last had its own reserve force in 1968.

New Military Chief Reveals Plan To Tackle 'Endemic' Problem

CP | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Politics

The announcement follows a scathing report released earlier this year indicating how sexual misconduct is "endemic" in the Canadian military.

Canadians Train Ukrainian Soldiers In Bomb Disposal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Politics

YAVORIV, Ukraine - Canadian bomb disposal troops are instructing Ukrainian troops over the next couple of weeks on how to better deal with the growing...

$55M Radar Replacement Deal For Canadian Military Cancelled

CBC | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Politics

Another multimillion-dollar military purchase has gone off the rails. The Harper government is terminating its contract with Thales Canada Ltd., whi...

Military To Help Battle Northern Saskatchewan Fires

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada

REGINA - Close to 1,000 military personnel are on their way to help fight wildfires in Saskatchewan.Duane McKay, commissioner of emergency management ...

Canada Denies Working With Assad On CF-18 Airstrikes

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

Two CF-18 jets carried out airstrikes this week near the eastern city of Al Hasakah, a hotly contested region with split political loyalties.

Lieutenant-General Confident Canadian Military Culture Can Be Changed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Politics

The lieutenant-general heading the Canadian Forces effort to address sexual misconduct and harassment says she's confident change can be made in the military.

Canada's Military Doing Better Job In Arctic Than People Think: Report

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics

"They recognize that their role up there is not traditional military."

Canadian Military Quietly Planned To Undermine Own Bombshell Report

CBC | James Cudmore | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada

Weeks before the release of a scathing report into military sexual misconduct, Canada's top general issued orders for the military to plan to ignore k...

Canadian Soldier Loses Bid To Recover Lost Money Linked To Home Sale

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The Treasury Board has rejected the latest effort by a 24-year veteran of the Canadian military who has fought for years to recover $88,000 ...

Being a Soldier Is Great, Until You Get Injured or Sick

Bruce Moncur | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

Being a soldier is a great career as long as you don't get injured or sick. Even when the military has cases of medical malpractice they do not take responsibility for their actions. If you don't believe me ask Robyn Young or the thousands of others like her who suffer at the hands of a company with no accountability. It is the only organization not obliged to take care of its injured employees.