Walter Natynczyk

Russia Fumes After Canada Snubs Space Officials

CP | Colin Perkel and Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada's refusal to allow Russian delegates to attend a prestigious international astronautical symposium has angered Moscow, which said the decision ...

Natynczyk Insists His Appointment Doesn't Spell Militarization

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The head of the Canadian Space Agency, a former top general, insists his appointment as president last August does not signal the militariz...

The Militarization Of Space?

CBC | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's appointment of the former head of the Canadian Forces to act as the new president of the Canadian Space Agency is spar...

The Militarization Of Space?

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Space-industry representatives are generally welcoming the appointment of retired general Walt Natynczyk as the new president of the Canadi...

News Report Probed By Military Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An Ottawa newspaper reports that military police were called in to investigate after CTV reported embarrassing information about Canada's top...

Harper Getting More Involved In Choice Of Top Soldier?

CBC | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Politics

The search for a new head of the Canadian Forces has slipped more than a month behind schedule. CBC News has learned Gen. Walt Natynczyk,...

Battle Rages Over Who Will Be Canada's Next Top General

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A behind-the-scenes battle over who will succeed the country's defence chief has spilled out in public and exposed the bitter, often conflict...

There Are High Flyers Who Deserve Military Jet Planes

Shaun Francis | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Shaun Francis

We are a nation that flies economy, drinks Tim Hortons and wears khaki and plaid. But Gen. Walter Natynczyk's situation is, and should be, different. He needs to be a walking paradox -- a warrior and a diplomat, a genius with a common touch, a workaholic who never seems tired.

Defence Chief: No Reason To Pay Back For Personal Jet Use

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The country's top military commander has dismissed a suggestion from the prime minister that he pay back taxpayers for his personal use of go...

Harper Tells Defence Chief To Pay For Pricey Flights On Government Jet

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he expects all senior officials to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of personal flights on government airc...

Don't Cut Programs for Military Families: Spouses Are the Key to Troop Reintegration

Edward Jackson | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada
Edward Jackson

Today, veterans are coming back to a country that never really suffered during the war. Forget those elegant, top-down accounts of the noble victories of commanders. For the military employees who actually do the fighting on the ground, war is horrific beyond imagination. And the horror is coming home.