Canadian Soldiers

'People Have Committed Suicide During The Wait Periods'

CBC | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada

Canadian soldiers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder have waited up to six months for assessments and treatment, CBC News has learned. ...

Don't Blame the Unions For Your Behaviour, Mr. Fantino

Mark Towhey | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino's behaviour towards a group of veterans last week disgusted me. And, when he blamed his behaviour on the actions of a union I became outraged. The union may very well have told the veterans a one-sided story about how their poor members are being hard done-by. That doesn't excuse the minister's behaviour. As a free public service for cabinet ministers and others in leadership roles, I'm going to offer up some completely unsolicited advice, right here, right now, at no charge. When a veteran is angry with you for being late, you say, "I'm sorry."

Stop Denying Our Veterans A Dignified Funeral

Irene Mathyssen, MP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Irene Mathyssen, MP

Our veterans deserve better than this. A dated criterion, initially aimed at WWII and Korean veterans is sadly, becoming less relevant to the needs of the current day. The Conservatives must step up their efforts and remodel these criteria in order to cater to the real needs of our modern-day heroes.

The Trade Deal That Could Conquer Canada

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Capt. Trevor Greene

I'm proud of my country and would fight for her again, body willing. I know my brothers and sisters in arms feel the same way. Canada has never been conquered by a foreign power, but if this FIPA trade deal is ratified, it will commit us to sacrifice our precious resources without even having the right to fight.

It's Not Easy On The Other Side

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada

HALIFAX - Some military members who are about to be forced out of the services for medical reasons are increasingly concerned about their futures outs...

Remembrance Day: Standing on Guard for Freedom

Avi Benlolo | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

If those who forget the past are destined to repeat it, remembrance is integral to ensuring a more peaceful world for future generations.

Canadian WWI Soldier To Be Buried In France

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

The remains of a Canadian soldier killed during the First World War and missing for nearly a century found a final resting place during a...

Veterans Say Feds Denying Travel Benefits To See Psychiatrists

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Politics

Former members of the Canadian military who are struggling with mental health problems say they're being denied benefits from Veterans Affairs to cove...

Defence Chief: Take Care Of Battle Buddies

The Canadian Press | Murray Brewster | Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Canada's top commander attempted to bind fresh and old wounds on Saturday when he bid farewell to combat...

The Battle Goes On

The Canadian Press | Dene Moore | Posted 09.01.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - Bombardier Matt Coles remembers thinking the bullets had missed him. In the frenzied moments after he and his ser...