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Soldier Faces 18 New Charges

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces is facing 18 new charges as part of an expanding sexual assault probe. Cpl. Derrick Gallagher had been arrested March 31, and charged with eight counts of sexual...
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Another Military Suicide?

OTTAWA - There is word of another apparent suicide by a member of the Canadian Armed Forces.CTV reported Sunday night that Lieut.-Col. Stephane Beauchemin, who was deployed in Haiti in 1997 and Bosnia...
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Some Things You May Not Know About Remembrance Day

I have only stood on a bridge once and it was one of the most gut wrenching scenes I have ever witnessed. Ironically, years later I ended up in a tow truck having my car towed into the dealership and when I looked at a picture on the dashboard of the drivers truck, it was a picture of the solider I had silently offered a prayer for on that bridge.
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Why Canadians Should Reject The Russell Williams Crime Movie

This week, the American made-for-TV movie about the Russell Williams murders will make it Canadian television debut. An Officer and a Murderer is a movie only someone steeped in profit-motivated amnesia could make. It's sensationalistic. A pervasive kind of entertainment. It glorifies violence against Canadian women. It stains the good honour of Canadian women and men in uniform.
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Stephen Harper Wants You to Major In Military

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.
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The Only Soldiers Safe From Budget Cuts?

OTTAWA - It seems the only soldiers who are safe from the coming budget axe are those that parade around Parliament Hill in the changing of the guard ceremony for tourists in the summer, a leaked repo...
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Management Prefers Those Who Think "Inside the Box"

One of the rarest and most useful assets for a "leader" is the ability to think "outside the box," as they say. My father revered "outside the box" thinking, and as someone who stayed in the army after the First World War, one of his preferred rants was that "high rank in the military tends to turn brain into bone."