Rob Nicholson

Families Of Slain Soldiers Must Pay Own Way To Memorial: CTV

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Family members of soldiers who died while serving in Afghanistan have been told they will have to pay their own way to a special memorial in...

National Defence Forced To Ditch Years Of Work

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - National Defence was forced to throw over six years' worth of research and planning for its desperately-needed search and rescue plane out th...

Althia Raj

MacKay Toasted At Taxpayer-Funded Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — A 50-person guard of honour, the Canadian Forces' Central Band and a reception with waiters serving beef wellington, lobster in filo and ba...

Minister Apologizes To Mother Of Dead Soldier For 'Insensitive' Mistake

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Politics

HAMILTON - The mother of a dead Canadian soldier sent a one-penny payout cheque received a formal apology from Canada's defence minister on Thursday a...

1¢ Cheque Won't Happen Again, MP Vows

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The government blunder that delivered a one-cent cheque to the mother of a dead Canadian soldier will never be repeated, Defence Minister Rob...

One-Cent Cheque Sent To Dead Soldier's Mom

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's defence minister has apologized to the family of a soldier whose mother received a government cheque for one penny following her son...

Handful Of Mental-Health Workers Hired After Soldier Suicides

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - National Defence has hired seven mental-health workers who are among two dozen health professionals offered jobs after a series of suicides l...

War Of Words Over $72,000 In Moving Expenses

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A retired general who once led Canada's troops in Afghanistan is accusing the federal Conservatives of a "personal attack" over his moving ex...

Tories Criticize Defence Industry, Then Run Away

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada Business

The defence industry hasn’t lived up to promises to invest in Canada’s economy, and essentially owes the country nearly $6 billion, Public Works M...

Tories Aim To Fix Totally Broken System

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The equipment needs of the Canadian military will be assessed with a more skeptical eye under the Harper government's new system of defence p...

No Sign Spy Agency Targets Canadians, Tory Minister Says

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Politics

Nothing in a document obtained by CBC News suggests Canada's communications spy agency used airport Wi-Fi to track Canadians, Defence Minister Rob Nic...

Military Team To Clear Backlog Of Suicide Investigations

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says the military has assembled a special team to clear the backlog of technical investigations into suicide...

Cadets Left Out In The Cold

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Military budget cuts are leaving cadets out in the cold, with a freeze on the purchase of parkas just as winter kicks in.A $2-million chop to...

Soldier Suicides 'Troubling'

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Beyond expressions of sympathy, the Harper government and the Canadian Forces appeared at a loss Thursday to explain a number of suicides thi...

Canadian Military Made Difference In Afghanistan: Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Defence minister Rob Nicholson says Canada has made a difference in Afghanistan, even as Ottawa prepares to withdraw its military forces fro...

Let Wounded Soldiers Serve, Defence Chief Told

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The country's top military commander has the power to keep wounded soldiers in the Canadian Forces if they wish to continue to serve, and he ...

Tories On Defensive After Soldiers Given Boot

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The distinction between a soldier who's ready to leave the military versus one who is willing to go was on full display Wednesday as the Harp...

Big Changes For Canada's Military

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - As many as 4,800 military and civilian staff at the Department of National Defence could find themselves doing other work, training for new p...

Defence Minister Listed In Promos For 'Anti-Semitic Conference'

CBC | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Politics

Another federal politician is moving to distance himself from a conference taking place next month organized by a fringe religious group accused of an...

5 Tory Ministers With Hefty Summer To-Do Lists

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The thing about cabinet shuffles in the summer is they don't lend themselves to relaxing on the deck with a beer and a hot dog. Those taking ...

Cracking Down On Child Sex Predators

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada is joining a group fighting online child sexual abuse around the world, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said Monday, calling it the ne...

Royal Baby Battle Heats Up

CBC | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Politics

The legal arguments over the constitutionality of Canada's Royal baby bill didn't end when it became law in March. In fact, they're heating up just as...

Victims' Rights Bill Months Away

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The father of Rehtaeh Parsons says harassed teens and their families are in desperate need of better tools to combat cyber bullying.Glen Cann...

Where Did They Go?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Immigration department isn't sure whether dozens of people who got special temporary permits from the minister's office left the country ...

Canada Nears Royal First

CBC | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Politics

The Senate's legal and constitutional affairs committee finished its quick review of Canada's bill to assent to changes in the royal line of successio...