Canadian Military

Canadian Military Continues Longest Mission -- Against Avalanches

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia

It's a never-ending war that the Canadian Forces has no hope of winning.

F-35 Fumbles And Canada's Reputation As 'Challenging Partner'

CBC | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Politics

The widening fallout from a botched program to replace Canada's aging CF-18 fighter jets may be damaging the military's relationships with i...

Canadian Jets Destroy Another ISIS Bomb Factory

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The military says Canadian CF-18 fighter jets conducted a single attack in Iraq last week, leading a coalition strike that destroyed a factor...

Kenney Calls 2-Year Wait For Military Severance 'Unacceptable'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Jason Kenney says it's unacceptable that reservists who've left the military now face a wait of nearly two years for severan...

Canadians Jets Destroy ISIS Bomb Factory

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian warplanes have gone into action again in Iraq, bombing a militant compound and bomb-making factory in separate raids over the last f...

PMO Kept Military In Dark Over Royal Visit, Documents Reveal

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Canadian military was not amused by the secrecy and confusion that surrounded a Toronto event it was asked to organize for Prince Charles...

Canadian Military Deploys Spooks Against Possible Arctic Spies

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Canadian military has been routinely deploying a counter-intelligence team to guard against possible spying, terrorism and sabotage durin...

British, Canadian Military Join Ebola Fight In Sierra Leone

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Politics

LONDON - Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.British of...

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...

Canadian Military's Drone Plan Delayed

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Canadian military's almost decade-long quest to buy unmanned aerial vehicles has been partly hung up by an internal debate about whether ...

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...

Nicholson 'Deeply Angered' Over New Military Sex Assault Claims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The country's top military commander has ordered an internal review of programs and policies to combat sexual violence following a published ...

Soldier Sues Military Over $88,000 Moving Bill

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - A 24-year veteran of the Canadian military is taking the federal government to court Tuesday to recover thousands of dollars he lost on his ...

Harper, Don't Abandon Those Who Fought For You in Afghanistan

Glen Pearson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Yes, the Canadian story in Afghanistan is mixed, with closure hard to come by for those soldiers not only involved in security details, but development projects like protecting schools, building damns, and conducting civilian peace efforts in villages. But what shouldn't be in doubt is our government's promise and dedication to those military personnel.

Ottawa Not Bound To Veterans Social Contract, Lawyers Argue

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Federal lawyers say Ottawa has no special obligation to those who've fought wars on behalf of Canada and that it's unfair to bind the Harper ...

After 12 Years, Canada's Afghanistan Mission Comes To End

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Some people searched their souls while the politicians offered glowing tributes and flags flew at half-staff.Meanwhile, one survey suggested ...

How Much Did Canada Really Know Before Entering Kandahar?

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Politics

KABUL - The meeting had barely gotten underway at the U.S.-led Kandahar provincial reconstruction team's base when one of the Canadian diplomats excus...

Military Budget Gutted By As Much As $30 Billion: Analyst

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Years of budget-cutting at National Defence has removed as much as $30 billion from the Harper government's original defence strategy, smudgi...

New Headache For Fantino's Office?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Already under fire for the closure of eight regional Veterans Affairs offices, the Conservative government is now facing a fresh barrage of c...

Suicidal Soldiers Might Finally Get The Help They Need

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A bureaucratic, budgetary turf war that has stymied the hiring of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals at National Defence may...

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...

Military Suicide Rate Expected To Rise

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Despite the suicides of three Afghan war veterans this week, a military psychiatrist says there has not been a recent increase in suicide rat...

How to Find the Military Heroes in Your Family

Lesley Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lesley Anderson

The best place to start your family history journey is with information you already have: write down what you know and talk to family members. Create an online family tree: Begin with yourself and add your parents and grandparents. Record each person's name, birthplace, birth date, death place and death date. If you don't know the exact information, take your best guess.

On Remembrance Day: Honouring a Hero of Juno Beach

Bernie Farber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Bernie Farber

Thanks to dispatches, official reports sent to high command often describing battles and noting acts of bravery, we have a good record of what happened to Canada's 7th Brigade as they landed on Juno.

Whitewashing Remembrance: I Wear A Poppy For Native Veterans

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I choose to wear the poppy for a different reason. I choose to wear it because as a woman with Native ancestry, I want to remember those whose faces we never see in the Heritage moments or on the Remembrance Day TV spots. While we remember the many veterans who fought in the many wars Canada has been involved in, the iconic images of these veterans are whitewashed.