OTTAWA—Canada’s military ombudsman is being bombarded daily with complaints from retiring soldiers over delays in receiving pension cheques—a problem Gary Walbourne said will only get worse with looming changes to the federal bureaucracy.
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OTTAWA—Canada would need to hear a number of things from its allies—notably a long-term strategy—before deciding to commit troops to an Italian-led training mission in Libya to counter the advance of Islamic extremists, Defence minister Harjit Sajjan says.
OTTAWA—As MPs in the House of Commons thrashed out their conflicting views of how to prosecute the war against militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Canadian military quietly acknowledged yesterday its bombing campaign has come to a conclusion.
OTTAWA—The Trudeau government has promised to get Canada back into the peacekeeping business, but a new report from two independent think-tanks says the military is ill-prepared for the task.
OTTAWA—The Trudeau cabinet is expected to “very soon” debate the size and scope of the country’s re-organized mission against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
But precisely how much latitude those military trainers will get is going to be one of the most divisive elements of the discussion.
OTTAWA—Even though they’re responsible for a string of atrocities and affiliated with the grand-daddy of terrorist groups, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb largely has flown under the radar in terms of public perception of extremists.
BRUSSELS—Stephane Dion walked through NATO’s doors today suggesting he won’t have to do much of a sales job over the impending withdrawal of Canada’s jets from the U.S.-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq and Syria.
OTTAWA—Stephen Harper took the politics of niqabs to a higher level yesterday, suggesting a re-elected Conservative government would consider legislation banning the Muslim face covering for anyone dealing with—or working for—the federal government.
OTTAWA—The Conservatives stumbled as the federal election reached an unofficial milestone yesterday—dropping two candidates from their slate in the important Greater Toronto Area battleground after embarrassing videos surfaced in the mainstream media and online.