Category Archives: Defence

Fix to software problem behind naval helicopter crash needed ‘forthwith’: experts

HALIFAX — The software issue identified as a cause of last year's naval helicopter crash off Greece that killed six Canadian crew members needs to be fixed without delay, say experts on the interplay between automation and humans in aircraft. Two

Ottawa commits to resettling potentially thousands of Afghans, provides few details

OTTAWA — The federal government responded to weeks of pressure from Canadian veterans on Friday by announcing that it will fast-track the resettlement of potentially thousands of Afghans who have worked with Canada at different times over the past 20

Dany Fortin says ‘career appears to be over’ after misconduct investigation revealed

OTTAWA — The military officer who previously oversaw Canada’s vaccine rollout campaign says his reputation has been “irreparably tarnished” by the government’s decision to abruptly replace him in May and publicly reveal he was being investigated for se...

Sajjan directed military to provide him with aide in Vancouver

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan told the military to create a position eventually filled by a reserve officer from his old unit who had been ordered suspended from the Vancouver police for an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate, accor...

Canada pays another US$71M for F-35 development

OTTAWA — Canada has quietly made another multimillion-dollar payment toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter despite uncertainty over whether it will buy the aircraft and calls from some prominent Canadians not to purchase any new fighter jets. ...

Volunteers sought to help Afghan interpreters

OTTAWA — An organization counting retired military officers and diplomats among its ranks is looking for volunteers to welcome and help integrate any former Afghan interpreters and their families who end up being evacuated to Canada. The call to arms f...

Canada joins allies in blaming China for massive attack on email servers

OTTAWA — Canada joined the United States and other allies on Monday in blaming China for a massive cyberattack that compromised tens of thousands of computers around the world earlier this year. The attack saw hackers exploit weaknesses in Microsoft Ex...

Sending former defence chief’s case to civilian courts the only option, says expert

OTTAWA — The decision to send former chief of the defence staff Jonathan Vance’s criminal case to a civilian court highlights what experts say is a serious problem with the military’s justice system: its inability to hold Canada’s top commander

Ottawa promises plan to help Afghan interpreters, stops short on timeline

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino insisted Friday that Ottawa is working on a plan to help dozens of Afghans who are facing Taliban arrest or worse for having worked with Canada, but he stopped short of saying when that

Irving Shipbuilding delivers second Arctic patrol warship to Royal Canadian Navy

HALIFAX — Irving Shipbuilding officially delivered the second in its series of Royal Canadian Navy Arctic patrol ships today at a ceremony in Halifax. The Arctic Offshore and Patrol Ship will be officially designated HMCS Margaret Brooke during a namin...