OTTAWA—Federal Conservatives yesterday called for the Trudeau government to start talks with U.S. about joining its ballistic-missile shield, after their own party refused to do that during its decade in power.
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OTTAWA—The federal government is promising to improve the services and support available to military personnel and veterans in hopes of cutting down the number of suicides among those who have served in uniform.
OTTAWA—Federal opposition parties are demanding the Trudeau government come clean on whether Canada plans to embrace continental ballistic missile defence, as concerns about North Korea's nuclear arsenal grow.
OTTAWA—The veterans' grave markers standing in orderly rows are clean and well-maintained on a brilliant summer afternoon.
The words on each are easy to read—even those carved decades ago—while the grey stones are all clean.
The surrounding grass and flowers are trim and manicured.
OTTAWA—The head of the Royal Canadian Air Force has refuted suggestions, including from more than a dozen of his predecessors, that the Trudeau government is needlessly dragging its feet on new fighter jets.
OTTAWA—The federal government has ordered the military to stay in Iraq for at least two more years as the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant prepares to enter a new phase.
But despite a request from NATO for police trainers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there are “absolutely no plans” to send Canadian troops back into Afghanistan.
OTTAWA—Canada's military is going all out to erase its reputation for intolerance and misogyny, aiming to recast itself instead as welcoming to Canadians of all races, religions and sexual orientations.
OTTAWA—The military quietly has expanded its footprint in Ukraine, giving commanders free rein to send their troops anywhere—except where they might run into Russian forces or separatist rebels.
Canada first deployed about 200 troops to Ukraine in the summer of 2015 to help train government forces in their fight against Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country.
OTTAWA—In 10 years, annual defence spending in Canada will be $14 billion higher than it is now, Defence minister Harjit Sajjan said yesterday as he unveiled the Liberal government's long-awaited vision for expanding the Canadian Armed Forces.
OTTAWA—The military is deploying hundreds of additional soldiers to help with flood-relief efforts in Quebec—even as the federal government warns about more flooding in British Columbia.
The extra help to Quebec comes as water levels have started to recede in many parts of the province, where more than 2,700 people were forced from their homes over the past week.