Category Archives: Defence

Singh calls for halt on Canadian arms sales to Israel as violence escalates in region

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the federal government to halt arms sales to Israel amid escalating violence in the region. At a news conference Wednesday, Singh said Canada must apply pressure to ratchet down the spiralling conflict

Military reports minimal progress in drive to add more women to the ranks

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is reporting minimal progress in its drive to increase the number of women in uniform over the past five years — a task experts say has been made even harder following recent allegations of

Uncertainty surrounds committee probe into Vance allegation as clock ticks to summer

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee will hear this morning from the senior officer who was recently tapped to lead the military's efforts to change its culture. Lt.-Gen. Jennie Carignan's appearance before the House of Commons committee on the status of...

Military police chief defends independence; Vance allegedly said he ‘owned’ force

OTTAWA — Canada’s top military police officer told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that he is not beholden to the top brass, as he responded to allegations that former chief of the defence staff Jonathan Vance said he “owned” the

Uncertainty surrounds committee probe into Vance allegation as clock ticks to summer

OTTAWA — A parliamentary committee will hear this morning from the senior officer who was recently tapped to lead the military's efforts to change its culture. Lt.-Gen. Jennie Carignan's appearance before the House of Commons committee on the status of...

RCAF turns to foreign pilots to help with shortage as commercial aviators stay away

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Air Force is hoping Canada will open its doors to military pilots from other countries as it seeks to address a longstanding shortage of experienced aviators.  In an interview with The Canadian Press, RCAF commander Lt.-Gen....

RCAF turns to foreign pilots to help with shortage as commercial aviators stay away

OTTAWA — Canada should open its doors to military pilots from other countries as it seeks to address a critical shortage of experienced aviators to fly its helicopters and planes, according to the head of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

B.C., Quebec shipyards each get new icebreaker, Liberals accused of electioneering

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is adding a second heavy icebreaker to its plans for the Canadian Coast Guard, a move that will boost the shipbuilding industry in two key provinces for the Liberals — and which could come at

Canadian military laying groundwork for arrival of armed drones

OTTAWA — Canada is inching closer to the purchase of armed drones for its military as details around how the controversial weapons will be used are starting to come together after nearly two decades of delays and discussion. In an exclusive

Air force chief stands by Cyclone helicopters despite emergency landing, fatal crash

OTTAWA — The commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force says he has "full confidence" in the military's new Cyclone helicopters despite a growing number of incidents that include last year's deadly crash off the coast of Greece and an