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Responds to a simulated fire on HMCS Shawinigan
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15 March - Crew member from HMCS Shawinigan responds to a simulated fire during Operation Projection West Africa.

Photo: Cpl David Veldman
Testing BlackJack, a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
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14 Mar - Member of 4th Artillery Regiment prepares to test BlackJack, a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at CFB Gagetown in Blissville, New-Brunswick.

Photo: Cpl Genevieve Lapointe
CH-148 Cyclone helicopter
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9 Feb - CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, RAPTOR, fires off self-defence flares while conducting flying operations during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: MS Jean-François Martineau
Integrated Capstone Exercise , Latvia
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25 Jan - Members of the enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia prepare to defend their position during the Integrated Capstone Exercise at Camp Ādaži in Latvia.

Photo: Cpl Genevieve Beaulieu
Able Seaman Edgar Sangalang of HMCS Regina conducts propulsion maintenance
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25 Feb - Able Seaman Edgar Sangalang of HMCS Regina conducts maintenance on the propulsion diesel engine during Operation Projection Asia Pacific.

Photo: Cpl Stuart Evans
CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 439 Combat Support Squadron SAR team
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22 Feb - a CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 439 Combat Support Squadron, Bagotville on exercise Sapin Polaire with members of the Search and Rescue (SAR) team onboard.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
Members of Régiment du Saguenay cross Lac-St-Jean during Exercise Sapin Polaire
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22 Feb - Members of Régiment du Saguenay cross Lac-St-Jean during Exercise Sapin Polaire on Lac St-Jean, Québec.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
Piraeus Greece
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15 Feb - Cdr Martin Fluet and his Command Team greet members of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 as they board HMCS Toronto in Piraeus, Greece.

Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger
Asterix prepares to conduct a Replenishment at Sea
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21 Feb – NRU Asterix prepares to conduct a Replenishment at Sea with HMCS Regina during Operation Projection in the Pacific Ocean.

Photo: Cpl Stuart Evans
Supplies to Côte d'Ivoire
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24 Feb – LCdr Teri Share, Captain of HMCS Shawinigan presents school staff of with a donation of supplies while at Port in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire during Operation Projection West Africa.

Photo: Cpl Angela Gore
Arctic tent demo in Ukraine
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22 Jan – MCpl Lombardo demonstrates how to pitch an arctic tent during a Winter Warfare course at International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine.

Photo: Joint Task Force-Ukraine
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6 Feb – CH-148 Cyclone helicopter from HMCS Toronto's Air Detachment flies alongside the ship for flight operations during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger
Task-Force Mali on patrol
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5 Feb – Members of Task-Force Mali receive orders in preparation for a patrol during Operation Presence-Mali.

Photo: Cpl François Charest
HMCS Toronto crew conduct small arms training
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23 Jan – Members of HMCS Toronto conduct small arms training on the ship’s flight deck during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger
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IN THE NEWS

Mar 26

Canadian soldiers who took a military-issued anti-malarial drug held a town hall in Ottawa on Sunday to discuss both their concerns that the drug may have caused incapacitating mental health side-effects and a class-action lawsuit they are set to launch.

Mar 26

The Ontario Soldiers’ Aid Commission, the province’s emergency grant program for veterans, turns away veterans of recent conflicts while returning most of its budget unspent every year to the government, Global News has found.

Mar 26

As Canada's military mission races to leave Mali and the United Nations pleads for it to stay, the European Union is making a fresh appeal to the Canadian Forces to partner with it in the West African country.

Mar 26

The Supreme Court of Canada debates today whether the Canadian military has the constitutional authority to try its own members for serious crimes like sexual assault and murder – a case that some legal observers are calling a once-in-a-generation event.

Mar 26

Much focus has been placed on abandoned or derelict boats owned by individuals in Squamish, BC, but the largest boats in the water are likely ferries and national defence vessels. What happens to those vessels at the end of life?

Mar 26

Canadian peacekeepers were called upon to evacuate several wounded French soldiers in Mali earlier this month after their patrol was ambushed while hunting for militants along the border with Niger.

Mar 25

U.S. lawmakers have drawn battle lines over whether full nuclear modernization is worth the cost, and now they’re gathering ammunition.

Mar 25

While industry representatives have been talking about the possibility that the Type 26 design will need to be altered significantly to meet Canadian requirements, DND says there’s nothing to such claims.

Mar 25

An independent investigation will try to determine why the Canadian Coast Guard’s newest ship, the Sir John Franklin, struck the Ogden Point breakwater in Victoria, BC, on Friday.

Mar 25

The prime minister’s bureaucrats are hoarding a trove of decades-old records that chronicle Canada’s Cold War intelligence history, say security researchers who are pushing to make the files publicly accessible.

Mar 22

The Canadian government has added its voice to condemning an annual parade held in Latvia to honour members of the Nazi SS, warning it opposes such events glorifying Adolf Hitler’s regime.

Mar 22

HMCS Corner Brook’s Extended Docking Work Period, presently underway in Esquimalt, BC, was scheduled to be completed in 2020. But, an assessment conducted by the contractor, Babcock Canada Inc., indicates that the work could take longer than expected, DND has confirmed.

Mar 22

In an era when NATO gets slammed on a regular basis by President Trump, there's one key alliance success – the ability of 29 countries to work together on the battlefield.

Mar 21

While women have been involved in Canada's military service for more than 100 years, their involvement remains significantly less than men. Recent CAF numbers show of the more than 96,000 members in the regular and reserve forces, 15.4 per cent are female.

Mar 21

The Ministry of Defence has halted a £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) competition to provide air combat training for the British military as officials re-assess the scope of the requirement.

Mar 21

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.

Mar 20

The UK will build new support ships for the Royal Navy. The project, valued at £1 billion, will deliver three new vessels that will form the naval sidearm of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary to supply both UK’s aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.

Mar 20

The Liberal government is pouring $135 million over six years into the system that attempts to smooth veterans' transition from uniforms to civilian life. It's one of a series of relatively small measures for the veterans community contained in Bill Morneau's new budget.

Mar 20

As U.S. President Donald Trump moves to banish transgender troops from the ranks, Canada's military is welcoming such recruits with revamped policies that promote equality, respect and accommodation.

Mar 20

The Trudeau government is proposing to eliminate the federal agency in charge of traveller, baggage and worker security screening at airports. Buried in the budget is a clause noting that the government is "transitioning the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to an independent, not-for-profit entity."

Mar 19

The defence portion of the 2019 federal Budget includes commitments to spend $1.39 billion (over the next two years) for renewing its Middle East Strategy, and up to $105.6 million (over three years) in continued support for Ukraine, while also stepping up Canada’s cyber security efforts.

Mar 19

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, have issued a statement announcing Canada’s support to victim identification efforts following the tragic aircraft accident involving an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

Mar 19

Canadian soldiers will continue training their Ukrainian counterparts against Russian aggression until 2022. At the same time, they will also continue their deployment in Iraq for another two years to help stabilize the country against ISIS.

Mar 19

A Canadian Ranger from Igloolik, Nunavut, won't face any penalties for illegally harvesting a caribou in 2015 when he didn't know there was a ban in place.

Mar 19

Syria’s defence minister on Monday slammed what he called the “illegitimate” U.S. military presence in his country, vowing that Damascus has a right to self-defence, while Iraq said a border crossing with Syria will open in the coming days.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Scott Newark's picture

Independence, transparency, and de-politicization are achievable improvements that can be made in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin case. Scott Newark examines and itemizes changes the government can implement to prevent similar scandals from erupting. 

Ken Pole's picture

The defence portion of the 2019 federal Budget includes renewing the Government's Middle East Strategy, and the security portion suggests changes to the business model of the Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).

DAN DONOVAN's picture

After connecting the dots between Brison and SNC, we see how perfectly orchestrated this could have been... if it wasn't for The Globe blowing the lid off.

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