Category Archives: Defence

Senior army commander says 90 per cent of military personnel are fully vaccinated

A senior military commander in Western Canada says he doesn't expect much opposition from Canadian Forces personnel over mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Ottawa is requiring federal employees, including members of the military, be fully vaccinated by t...

Military’s human resources officer under investigation for ‘historic’ sex misconduct

OTTAWA — Military police say they are investigating “historic” allegations of sexual misconduct involving yet another senior commander, this time the officer responsible for human resources in the Canadian Armed Forces. The Canadian Forces National Inv...

War of words breaks out as admiral pushes for reinstatement as Canada’s defence chief

OTTAWA — A war of words broke out at the very top of Canada’s military on Friday, as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and acting defence chief Gen. Wayne Eyre blasted Adm. Art McDonald’s decision to write a letter to senior

Incoming army commander under investigation for ‘historical allegations’

OTTAWA — Incoming Canadian Army commander Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu is denying any wrongdoing after the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service revealed Wednesday the senior officer is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct. Cadieu was r...

Macron wants face-to-face meeting with Trudeau to talk security, China, climate

OTTAWA — French President Emmanuel Macron wants face time with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — soon — and he hopes for more than passing chit-chat on the margins of upcoming summits. Kareen Rispal, France's ambassador to Canada, said that in addition

Judge strikes down Maj.-Gen. Fortin’s request for reinstatement to vaccine campaign

OTTAWA — A Federal Court judge has struck down Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s request for reinstatement as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution campaign after he was abruptly removed from the high-profile position in May. In rendering her decisi...

British Royal Navy, Canadian Coast Guard sign deal on Arctic co-operation, training

OTTAWA — The Canadian Coast Guard signed an agreement Friday with Britain's Royal Navy to train its sailors on Arctic icebreakers in Canada's Far North. The memorandum of understanding follows a 2020 agreement between the two NATO countries that saw of...

‘Do what you need to do:’ Leader of military nurses in Alberta hospital stays focused

EDMONTON, United Kingdom — A senior military nurse who has been deployed to Alberta to help overworked hospital staff caring for COVID-19 patients says she hopes to see the day when people's smiling faces will replace masks and family and

PM blasts military commanders on sexual misconduct, say they ‘don’t get it’

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took direct aim at military commanders on Wednesday, declaring they “don’t get it” following a whirlwind 48 hours involving a senior officer who provided a reference for a convicted sex offender. Speaking at a new...

Military begins COVID-19 work at Edmonton hospital as Alberta battles fourth wave

Canadian military nurses have started their work at an Edmonton hospital to help alleviate pressure on a critical care unit overburdened with COVID-19 patients. The Canadian Armed Forces says eight critical care nursing officers — from Ontario and Nova...