Royal Canadian Navy

Navy Officer In Ontario Charged With Harassment, Sexual Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada

Lt. Brendan Ryan has been charged in connection with a reported assault against a civilian victim.

New Land-Strike Missiles Make Canadian Navy A Nimbler Ally

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

The fact that it can strike land targets gives Canada the ability to support ground operation by conducting strategic and tactical strikes. I believe Canada will have opportunities in the near future to contribute to its allies' campaigns with the Harpoon Block II.

Liberals' Military Spending Delay Leaves Canada Vulnerable

Jonathan Wade | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

The Canadian Forces will once again have to wait to receive new much-needed equipment. Whether it is new fighter aircraft, ships or vehicles, the federal budget has postponed more than $3.7 billion in military spending until 2020 -- or later. As a matter of fact, the latest federal budget is another slap to the Canadian Forces' face. Bill Morneau, Canada's finance minister, said the Liberals are postponing defence spending to figure out defence priorities.

Decision Delayed In Gay Navy Veteran's Harassment Case

CP | Melanie Patten, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada

Paul Ritchie wants a review of a Canada Human Rights Commission report dismissing his claim of discrimination based on his sexual orientation.

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.

Remember The Human Cost Of The Military's Anti-Gay Past

Ron Levy | Posted 11.06.2016 | Canada Living
Ron Levy

Every November 11, we honour those who risked or lost their lives defending their country. Rarely acknowledged in these annual commemorations are those who served honourably but were nevertheless dishonoured because of their sexuality.

Who I'm Remembering Today

Karyn Pickles | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Living
Karyn Pickles

Two years ago, a great man died at the very impressive age of 97 (and a half). He is remembered and missed for the love, strength and support that he gave his family and friends, for the many great contributions to the Canadian mining industry during his long life, and also for his service in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II.

Navy's Combat Readiness Under Fire

CBC | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Politics

The Royal Canadian Navy is facing serious challenges to meet its combat readiness requirements, according to a review by the Department of National De...

Tories' Return To Historic Military Ranks To Cost Millions

CBC | James Cudmore, CBC News | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Politics

At a time of federal belt-tightening, the Conservative government's return to World War II-era ranks and insignia will require new dress uniforms for ...

Canadian Navy Signs $16-Million Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Business

RICHMOND, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) has signed a deal with the Royal Canadian Navy to provide support for its submarin...

Canada's Navy Is a Sinking Ship

Joyce Murray | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Joyce Murray

The government's budgeting problems will force the Navy to choose between acquiring either fewer ships, or ships that are significantly less capable than they need. The fact that Canada's Chief of Defence Staff does not know the government's plan is proof there is not one.

Missing Canadian Navy Documents Found, Explanation Still Lost At Sea

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Electronic records detailing the planned overhaul of Canadian naval intelligence — created when admitted Russian spy Jeffrey Delisle was at...

More Military Branches To Get Royal Designation?

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The decision to rebrand the Canadian Forces touched off a Royal ruckus of sorts last year as National Defence went about extending the name c...

Stripped Of Command

CBC | Posted 05.21.2012 | Canada Politics

The Royal Canadian Navy has confirmed to CBC News that the commander of HMCS Preserver has been stripped of his command. Cmdr. Larry Jones...

Glitchy Second-Hand Subs Staying

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's glitch-prone, second-hand submarines will be with the navy until at least 2030, but defence planners will begin drawing up a replace...

Navy Intelligence Overhaul Discovered Amid Spy Case

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An unfolding spy drama involving a junior Canadian officer comes amid a determined effort by the Royal Canadian Navy to improve and expand it...

First Libya, Now Syria? Canadian Navy Not Coming Home

CBC | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada

The Royal Canadian Navy, its mission in Libya completed, will continue to patrol the Mediterranean Sea for another year, increasing speculation that t...

No Nuclear Subs, Tory MP Says

CBC | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Politics

The government isn't looking to replace its diesel-electric submarine fleet with nuclear subs, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Friday. ...

Feds Considering Purchase Of Nuclear Subs

CBC | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

CBC News has learned the Harper government is considering buying nuclear submarines to replace its problem-plagued fleet of diesel-powered subs, all o...

Hit Or Bust? Poll Results On Ottawa's Royal Name Change To Navy, Air Force

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government's unexpected decision to restore the traditional names of the navy and air force has the support of a majority of Canad...

Twitter Reacts To Royal Namechange

CP | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada

The Conservatives announced Tuesday that the Canadian air force and navy will, once again, have the word Royal in their names. The units, formerly ...

A Royal Rift In The Ranks?

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

The federal NDP caucus is split over the Conservative government’s decision to return a royal label to the Canadian navy and air force. As Huffingt...

Canadian Navy, Air Force To Become 'Royal' Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada’s navy and air force will get a royal name change Tuesday, The Huffington Post Canada has learned. The Conservative government plans to a...