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Lee Berthiaume

Remembering the sacrifices of military families

OTTAWA—Not only did Reine Samson Dawe's husband serve his entire career in the Canadian Armed Forces, but her four sons all followed in his footsteps.

And while she is quick to point to the many ways military life has benefited her family, there have also been hardships —including the death of her youngest son, Capt. Matthew Dawe, in Afghanistan in 2007.

Remembering those animals who served Canada

OTTAWA—While Remembrance Day is intended to remember those members of Canada's armed forces who gave their lives in defending the country, it is also an important moment to reflect on the cost of war and the sacrifices of all those who have served in uniform.

Not all of those who served Canada—and in some cases laid down their lives—have been people, however.

Confusion, bickering cloud Senate committee's planned Norman inquiry

OTTAWA — Confusion and partisan bickering are clouding a Senate committee's plan to examine the suspension and failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.

Conservative Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais on Thursday accused Sen. Peter Harder, the government's representative in the upper chamber, of all but killing the study by refusing to let the Senate defence committee sit into the summer.