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Cdn Army to receive new trucks
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Sept 2018 – The Cdn Army is expecting to receive more than 1500 trucks, 300 trailers, and 150 armoured protection systems over the next two years.

Canada Army Run
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In its 11th year, the Canada Army Run includes 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon races. Thousands are expected to come out to cheer runners to the finish line. Opening Ceremonies for 5K at 07:20 , for 10K at 08:20, and for HM at 09:15.

Canadian Army Shadow Run at Camp Castor Mali
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15 Sept – Canadian Armed Forces members pose for a group photo during the Canadian Army Shadow Run at Camp Castor in Mali during Operation Presence.

Photo: Corporal Ken Beliwicz
Meinzinger visits Mali
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6 Sep – Commander of the RCAF, LGen Al Meinzinger visits with Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Op Presence-Mali, Canada's contribution to the UN Mission in Mali.

Photo: Cpl Ken Beliwicz
CF Hornets in Romania
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1 Sept – CF-188 Hornet aircraft arrive at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania during Operation Reasurrance.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
SAR Helicopter deploys near Smithers BC
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3 Sep – WO Bill Kelland, a Search and Rescue Technician with Search and Rescue Standards and Evaluation Team, watches Griffon take off near Smithers, BC during Op Lentus.

Photo: Sgt Andrew Davis, 19 Wing Comox
Griffon flies in support of Op Lentus
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27 Aug - Capt Eileen Sudul (left) and Maj Alexia Hannam fly a Griffon helicopter through mountainous BC terrain in support of Op Lentus response to forest fires in the area.

Photo: Cpl Jeffrey Clement
Canadian soldiers extinguish hot spots near Lumby, British Columbia
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23 Aug - Canadian soldiers extinguish hot spots and burning material in a fire-affected area near Lumby, British Columbia during Operation Lentus.

Photo: MCpl Gerald Cormier, 3rd Cdn Div
Canada exercises with members of Tunisian Navy
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Aug 20 - Naval Tactical Operations Group from HMCS Ville de Québec conduct a boarding exercise in the Mediterranean Sea with Tunisian Navy members during Operation Reassurance.

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Royal Canadian Horse Artillery exercise with  enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia
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10 Aug - 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, deployed with the enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia, conduct an exercise using the M777 Howitzer gun in Latvia.

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13 Aug – Cadets participating in sail training programs in Kingston greet  sail training vessel HMCS Oriole on Lake Ontario during the 2018 Great Lakes Deployment.

Photo: MCpl Neil Clarkson
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IN THE NEWS

Sep 25

The Pentagon is looking to get a tighter grip on how it pays large defence contractors, and has drawn up plans to cut up front costs while rewarding companies that hit their milestones on time. The defence industry, however, isn’t happy about it.

Sep 25

New stats highlight the scale of human trafficking in Nova Scotia. According to Statistics Canada, which compiled police-reported incidents of human trafficking between 2009 and 2016, Halifax is beating cities like Toronto and Vancouver for all the wrong reasons.

Sep 25

The Canadian Coast Guard's Gregory Lick has been named as the interim Ombudsperson for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. Gary Walbourne, who served as ombudsperson since 2014, is leaving.

Sep 25

Germany is looking to sell a secondhand surveillance drone that has cost the country more than 700 million euros (US$823 million) to Canada – without many core components it needs to fly. The German defence ministry says that it has decided to "begin concrete negotiations with Canada for the sale of the Euro Hawk aircraft, two ground stations and possibly certain spare parts".

Sep 25

A new Canadian Forces building planned for Yellowknife will provide offices, an assembly space and drill hall, and warehouse and garage space. Estimated at between $50 million and $99 million, the space will support about 360 military and civilian personnel.

Sep 25

The defence minister, Harjit Sajjan says the winner of the $60-billion Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) procurement will be announced by the end of the year. Some observers believe an announcement could be made in early October at DefSec in Halifax.

Sep 24

The U.S. government has approved Canada’s purchase of used F-18 fighter jets from Australia, paving the way for the deal to be completed by the end of the year. The sign-off from the Americans was needed because the aircraft were built in the U.S. with U.S. technology.

Sep 24

Canada will create a new ambassador position dedicated to women, peace and security, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Saturday. She said that the new ambassador would help champion feminist-based aid programs and advocate for more female participation in peacekeeping and conflict resolution.

Sep 24

Employees of the Government of Canada have been told not to go to work Monday, as a large part of Ottawa remains without power after two tornadoes struck the city and Gatineau, Que., on Friday.

Sep 24

Organized crime is moving online and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is struggling to keep up, according to a briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki when she took over the top job earlier this year.

Sep 24

Irving Shipbuilding is pushing federal officials to announce a firm date to begin construction on Canada’s new fleet of warships. But the company is facing resistance from federal officials concerned about missing a publicly announced start date, as happened with the Arctic patrol ships now under construction.

Sep 24

The Los Angeles Police Department is trying to use data analytics that predict crime before it happens. Activists insist the technique is just a new spin on old biases.

Sep 24

During a series of exercises on a mock battlefield in urban Montreal Canadian soldiers tested a new British weapon that uses artificial intelligence to scan the battlefield for enemy movements. Space age technology tracks opposing forces in built up areas and alerts soldiers to danger.

Sep 24

In a lengthy judgment, an Ontario judge balanced outrage over gun crime against racism experienced by young black males. Ontario Superior Court Justice Shaun Nakatsuru cited black Canadian experiencesof colonialism, slavery and segregation in sentencing Keven Morris to 15 months for possession of a handgun.

Sep 21

A contract to modernize Canadian Army fleets is seeing new Standard Military Pattern trucks being delivered across the country on time and on budget.

Sep 21

Britain will step up its cyber crime offensive against the threat from Russia and terrorist groups with a new £250m ($CAN 422m) joint task force between the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ, it was reported last night.

Sep 21

In the wake of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s visit to Washington last week, the question arises of how politically vulnerable the alliance is. There is a dangerous dynamic underway that could yet undermine it from within. But, two factors continue to hold the alliance together, despite political cleavages.

Sep 21

The Department of National Defence has released a photo of the first C-295W in the process of being built by Airbus for the RCAF. The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered next year.

Sep 21

The Department of National Defence has halted plans to contract out cleaning jobs at 14 Wing Greenwood and CFB Kingston after pressure from the unions that represent the employees.

Sep 21

Canada's military is reopening investigations into nearly two dozen cases of sexual assault after reviewing 179 old cases that had been closed as "unfounded."

Sep 21

The 2017 Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act allows the Trump administration to target Russia, Iran and North Korea with economic and political sanctions. The law is being used against a department of the Chinese Ministry of Defense for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles. Its financial assets in the US are frozen and transactions involving the US financial system are blocked.

Sep 21

A joint police task force in Ontario has announced the arrest of Jabril Hassan Abdalla for the murder of mobster Angelo Musitano and the inadvertent murder of Mila Barberi, A manhunt for two other people has led police to Mexico.

Sep 20

The Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC) is underway at the Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre in Ottawa. Approximately 300 sharpshooters from the Canadian military, Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States are participating in this year’s event.

Sep 20

The Trudeau government has failed to keep one of its key promises to veterans, according to Global News. After nearly three years in power, the Liberals have not followed through with a pledge to ensure there is an adequate number of caseworkers to help veterans make the transition to civilian life.

Sep 20

After speaking on Wednesday to a Parliamentary Committee looking into the state of Canada's military preparedness in the north, MGen William F. Seymour, deputy commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command said it is alarmist to suggest that Canadian sovereignty is under threat. However, Seymour told the committee, “Sovereignty ignored is perhaps sovereignty lost."

ISSUES & IDEAS

ANGUS REID's picture

Half of Canadians say the 2018 immigration target of 310,000 is too high. About 30% see that number as about right, while the rest say it is either too low (6%) or they are unsure (14%).

Chris MacLean's picture

It’s summer, and apparently time to make uniform changes, again.

 

CGAI's picture

Russia is busy showing off its increasingly powerful Navy but, according to David Bercuson, it is more to create a diversion and to gain diplomatic influence.

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