Stephen Harper Military

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.

Harper Promises To Add 6,000 Reservists To Military If Re-Elected

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Politics

After years of budget cuts and neglect, Stephen Harper pledged Monday to bolster the ranks of the country's citizen soldiers.

Canada Pays Tribute To Afghanistan Veterans

CP | Murray Brewster and John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - As Canadians paid tribute to the 40,000 soldiers who took part in the country's 12-year Afghanistan conflict, padre Phillip Ralph gave thanks...

Stephen Harper Wants You to Major In Military

Yves Engler | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

The Conservatives' militarism is unrelenting. Last month, the Harper government launched a Civil Military Leadership Pilot Initiative at the University of Alberta. The program "allow[s] people to simultaneously obtain a university degree while also gaining leadership experience in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Reserves." The four-year Civil Military Leadership Pilot Initiative will be "co-directed by the University of Alberta and the CAF" and the government hopes to export this "test model" to other universities. The program is an attempt to reestablish the Canadian Officer Training Corps, which was offered at universities from 1912 until 1968.

Harper May Talk Military In Labrador

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip to a military base in Labrador on Friday will finalize a long-awaited federal loan guarantee f...

Tories Plan To Highlight War Of 1812 Next Canada Day

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government has hired a consultant to inject a little war into this year's Canada Day bash on Parliament Hill.A Toronto theatre exp...