Canadian Military

Trudeau To Head To France For 100th Anniversary Of Battle Of Vimy Ridge

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Politics

Trudeau said he will be joined by Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.

Liberal Budget Brings New Decade Of Darkness For Canadian Forces

Paul Franklin | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Paul Franklin

The Trudeau government's second budget is more a cautionary one than one with the revolutionary zeal of the first. The budget does show us that the military is not a priority, with no increases and deferred spending on purchasing for eight years. From the time of Trudeau's father and former prime minister Pierre Trudeau to the times of Jean Chretien, the military has never been the priority of the Liberals.

Canada Facing Potentially Awkward Questions About ISIL Mission

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2017 | Canada Politics

Canada has said little about the potential long-term effects of its mission.

Canada's Largest PR Machine Complains That The Media Is Being Unfair

Yves Engler | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

The media is unfair to the military, according to the chief of defence staff. During a speech to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade last week General Jonathan Vance slammed "very toxic narratives" in reporting on the Canadian Forces. Reporting the truth is toxic?

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.

Canadian Soldier Found Dead In Jordan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada

His death has been classified as non-combat .

Canadian Forces Consider Handing Military Sex Crimes To Civilian Courts

CP | Lee Berthiaume | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Politics

A retired colonel called Canada's military justice system "so out of date it's not funny."

We Need Transparent Competition For CF-18 Fighter Jet Replacements

Colin Kenny | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

Amongst our generals and military advisers there is a consensus that we need a new fighter-bomber to provide these functions for Canada. But amongst the chattering classes there is a virtual free-for-all about not just which aircraft should be purchased, but how we should go about getting one.

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 05.06.2017 | 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.

Canada Should Participate In The U.S. BMD System

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.22.2017 | 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 04.15.2017 | 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 02.09.2017 | 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 02.07.2017 | 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 02.02.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | Canada Politics

Part-timers are bailing.

Imprudence, Not Malice Behind Alleged Navy Security Breach

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2017 | 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 01.05.2017 | 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 12.31.2016 | 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 12.22.2016 | 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.

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 09.21.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | Canada Politics

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