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4 Nov – HMCS Winnipeg's CH-124 Sea King helicopter flies past international ships, submarines and helicopter carriers during Exercise Trident Juncture.
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4 Nov – HMCS Winnipeg's CH-124 Sea King helicopter flies past international ships, submarines and helicopter carriers during Exercise Trident Juncture.

Photo: LS Ogle Henry, HMCS Winnipeg
Invitation to an evening of European Christmas carols
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Join the European Union Delegation to Canada and Diplomatic Missions of EU Member States for an evening of European Christmas carols. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Address: 385 Sussex Dr.

23 Jun – Master Seaman Chris Newstead, a member of the RCN Naval Security Team participates in a simulated casualty scenario in Busan, South Korea.
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23 Jun – Master Seaman Chris Newstead, a member of the RCN Naval Security Team participates in a simulated casualty scenario in Busan, South Korea.

Photo: Cpl Stuart MacNeil
12 Oct – The Thunderbirds and The CF Snowbirds greet each other after arriving in Boise, Idaho for the Gowen Thunder Open House and Airshow at Gowen Field.
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12 Oct – The Thunderbirds and The CF Snowbirds greet each other after arriving in Boise, Idaho for the Gowen Thunder Open House and Airshow at Gowen Field.

Photo: Airman 1st Class Mercedee Schwartz
2 Oct – A Polish PT91 tank drives over burning brush to extinguish small fires set by rounds shot following a live fire exercise in the training grounds of Camp Adazi.
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2 Oct – A Polish PT91 tank drives over burning brush to extinguish small fires set by rounds shot following a live fire exercise in the training grounds of Camp Adazi.

Photo: MCpl Gerald Cormier
11 Nov – Sentries form up during the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, ON.
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11 Nov – Sentries form up during the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, ON.

Photo: Cpl MacIsaac
8 Nov – Canadian veterans and CAF prepare to lay a wreath during the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.
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8 Nov – Canadian veterans and CAF prepare to lay a wreath during the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.

Photo: Cpl Brandon James Liddy
26 Oct – A Canadian soldier takes aim with the Carl Gustav 84mm recoilless rifle along with his Latvian trench partner during Exercise Silver Arrow.
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26 Oct – A Canadian soldier takes aim with the Carl Gustav 84mm recoilless rifle along with his Latvian trench partner during Exercise Silver Arrow

Photo: Sergeant Bernie Kuhn
25 Oct – Soldiers from RCA [4 Regt (GS)] participate in Exercise Turbulent Winds in Gagetown, Oromocto, New Brunswick.
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25 Oct – Soldiers from RCA [4 Regt (GS)] participate in Exercise Turbulent Winds in Gagetown, Oromocto, New Brunswick.

Photo: Cpl Genevieve Lapointe
20 Oct – CH-146 Griffon helicopters from 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron land at the Citadelle of Quebec during Exercise Spartiate Eclaireur in Quebec City.
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20 Oct – CH-146 Griffon helicopters from 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron land at the Citadelle of Quebec during Exercise Spartiate Eclaireur in Quebec City.

Photo: Sgt Marc-André Gaudreault
17 Oct – A member of PPCLI, Bravo Company fires a Canadian the M72 Short Range Anti-Armour Weapon – Light in Latvia.
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17 Oct – A member of PPCLI, Bravo Company fires a Canadian the M72 Short Range Anti-Armour Weapon – Light in Latvia.

Photo: MCpl Gerald Cormier
Rescuers recover the training dummy
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10 Oct – Rescuers from HMCS Charlottetown recover the training dummy during a simulated man-overboard drill while participating in Exercise Brilliant Mariner 17.

Photo: Cpl J.W.S. Houck
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IN THE NEWS

Nov 22

A report on the Royal Military College released yesterday pointed out the education it provides is much more expensive than other Canadian universities. Auditor General Michael Ferguson said, “The academic environment at the college does not consistently support the teaching of military conduct and ethical behaviour.”

Nov 21

Canadian Armed Forces Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels deployed on Operation Caribbe in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea have been working hand-in-hand with the United States Coast Guard over the past several weeks to intercept and seize large quantities of illicit drugs.

Nov 21

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Nov 21

The parents of a British-Canadian man held in Syria on charges he was an ISIL member are pleading with Canadian MPs to help free him, saying politicians here are now the Muslim convert’s best chance of staying alive.

Nov 21

The United States has returned North Korea to a list of state sponsors of terrorism, joining Iran, Syria and Libya. President George W. Bush removed North Korea from that list in 2008.

Nov 21

Canada is thinking about buying an interim fighter jet from Australia, but acquiring used aircraft to replace worn-out CF18's simply makes the problem worse.

Nov 21

The Trudeau government's recent announcement of the availability of Canadian Forces personnel and equipment for peacekeeping missions means Canada can display a commitment without taking any action.

Nov 20

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan wrapped up the 9th annual edition of the Halifax International Security Forum, where he highlighted Canadian security and defence priorities through discussions with Defence Ministers, the academic community, industry, and officials from across the globe.

Nov 20

Approximately 20 Canadian Army engineers have deployed to deliver explosive threat training to the ISF in Besmaya, Iraq. Responding to the Coalition’s needs and an evolving military campaign, the CAF has also deployed a second CC-130J Hercules aircraft to join Joint Task Force Iraq, while the CP-140 Aurora detachment will return to Canada in mid-December.

Nov 20

Based on a fictional scenario involving a volcanic eruption and subsequent crater collapse, emergency responders and management officials from Canada and U.S. were able to effectively improve situational awareness and communication of critical information necessary to better plan and execute a coordinated response to a potential incident affecting both sides of the border.

Nov 20

Longtime President Robert Mugabe ignored a midday deadline set by Zimbabwe's ruling party to step down or face impeachment proceedings. The ruling party's central committee was meeting to discuss impeachment of the 93-year-old Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, after 37 years in power.

Nov 20

Eliahu Pietruszka, 102-years-old, Holocaust survivor who fled Poland at the beginning of the Second World War thought his entire family had perished. Pietruszka learned that a younger brother had also survived, and his brother’s son, 66-year-old Alexandre, was flying in from a remote part of Russia to see him. 

Nov 20

Pro-government forces defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in Syria, leaving the militants to defend just strips of desert territory in the country and a besieged pocket outside the capital, Damascus.

Nov 20

Argentina‘s Navy cannot confirm if seven brief satellite calls came from a lost submarine with 44 crew members onboard. The Navy has intensified its aerial search off the country’s southern Atlantic coast after adverse weather conditions spurred waves up to 26 feet and made a maritime search difficult.

Nov 20

During last week's security forum in Halifax, the Afghan government's chief executive Abdullah Abdullah asked Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan for more help in military training. The United States has increased its combat forces in Afghanistan and asked NATO partners to make a contribution.

Nov 20

The Trudeau government campaigned on more peacekeeping for Canadian Forces. but the reality falls far short of the image. Canadians may be training soldiers from poorer nations to actually carry out the missions.

Nov 20

The Government will formally apologize to LGBTQ2 Canadians on November 28, the Prime Minister announced on Sunday. An advocate for people who were persecuted said there is no agreement on a financial settlement. Many victims of previous policies lost employment in the armed forces and government.

Nov 19

Corporal Nolan Caribou, an infantryman with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles was found deceased at CFB Shilo while participating in an Army Reserve training exercise on Saturday, 18 November 2017.

Nov 17

Approximately 20 Canadian Army engineers have deployed to Iraq to deliver explosive threat training to Iraqi security forces in Besmaya. The CAF has also deployed a second Hercules aircraft to join Joint Task Force Iraq.

Nov 17

The government is under pressure to provide continuous work to two of the country’s main shipyards in North Vancouver and Levis, Quebec. Employees at those companies may face layoffs because of downtime in the government’s shipbuilding program.

Nov 17

Canada is offering 200 soldiers and a separate group of military trainers for United Nations peacekeeping missions along with tactical and cargo aircraft. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will eventually meet a commitment of 600 Canadian Armed Forces personnel for UN peace operations, “through a series of smart pledges.”

Nov 16

The 4th EU-Canada Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Symposium will be held Monday, 20 November in Ottawa. This annual event brings together Canadian and European military and civilian practitioners, policymakers and academic experts, and offers a platform for exchanges on addressing global security threats.

Nov 16

At the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in Vancouver, delegates from 79 UN Member States and five international organizations committed to doing peacekeeping better and differently. 

Nov 16

A business has launched an online fundraiser for the Ottawa neighbourhood’s Legion branch after a thief allegedly made off with poppy boxes from local businesses – on Remembrance Day, no less. The full poppy box was switched for an empty one stolen from another business.

Nov 16

The general behind Zimbabwe’s coup may have sought Chinese approval days before the army launched its takeover of Robert Mugabe’s government. A trip to Beijing by Gen. Constantino Chiwenga, the head of the military, last week has reignited concerns about rising Chinese influence in Africa.

ISSUES & IDEAS

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David Bercuson looks at the reasons why Canada appears no closer to a peacekeeping mission today than on the day the Liberals were elected.

Bill O'Neill, a candidate in the Ohio Governor race, told CTV News (aired 18 November 2017) that "We now have, in America, a new standard, being driven by the media, that if you're not absolutely pure, you're not eligible to run for office in America, and that's wrong."

Canadian Global Affairs Institute's picture

Although supported by a large number of Canadians, the Liberal government’s pursuit of a free trade agreement with China ignores real security and defence vulnerabilities posed by such a relationship.

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