Military

Canadian Forces Leopard 2A4 tanks are shown at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, N.B., on September 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Smith

Canada donating four Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine

‘These tanks will allow Ukraine to liberate even more of its territory and defend its people’

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre in Hamilton, Ont., during the final day of meetings at Liberal cabinet retreat on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

Pressure builds for Canada to send tanks to Ukraine after Germany gives OK

Goal is for Germany and its allies to provide Ukraine with 88 German-made Leopards

 

The Canadian military has concluded on the balance of probabilities that Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin “did not engage in sexual misconduct” after the senior military officer was acquitted of sexual assault late last year. Fortin speaks to members of the media following an acquittal in his case at a Gatineau, Que., courthouse on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

After sex assault acquittal, military clears Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of misconduct

Fortin will be assigned ‘appropriate duties commensurate with his rank and experience’

 

Global Affairs Canada says it's aware of the death of a Canadian citizen, in response to a question about reports a young medical student fighting with Ukrainian forces was killed in battle Sunday, near the city of Bakhmut. Damaged buildings and houses are seen in Bakhmut, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LIBKOS

Canadian fighting with Ukrainian forces dies in battle: reports

Grygorii Tsekhmistrenko died on Sunday near the city of Bakhmut

Global Affairs Canada says it's aware of the death of a Canadian citizen, in response to a question about reports a young medical student fighting with Ukrainian forces was killed in battle Sunday, near the city of Bakhmut. Damaged buildings and houses are seen in Bakhmut, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LIBKOS
A statement from the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces says they’ve confirmed remains recovered in Vendin-le-Vieil, in northern France are those of Corporal Percy Howarth, who is believed to have died in the Battle of Hill 70 in 1917. The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

A whistle, a watch and DNA identify B.C. soldier 106 years after death in France

Remains discovered in 2011, but it would be another decade before Cpl. Percy Howarth was identified

A statement from the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces says they’ve confirmed remains recovered in Vendin-le-Vieil, in northern France are those of Corporal Percy Howarth, who is believed to have died in the Battle of Hill 70 in 1917. The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie speaks during an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Military concerned by Canada’s absence from American-British-Australian security pact

Decision could cost Canada access to cutting-edge military technology

Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie speaks during an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A protester carries a piece of wood simulating a weapon during a protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the Petion-Ville area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 3, 2022.The Canadian Armed Forces have sent armoured vehicles to Haiti that were purchased by Port-au-Prince. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and Defence Minister Anita Anand say the equipment will help the Haitian National Police to try containing a gang crisis.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Odelyn Joseph

Canada delivers more tanks to Haiti as police try pushing back Port-au-Prince gangs

Port-au-Prince has been held hostage for months by violent, feuding gangs

A protester carries a piece of wood simulating a weapon during a protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the Petion-Ville area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 3, 2022.The Canadian Armed Forces have sent armoured vehicles to Haiti that were purchased by Port-au-Prince. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and Defence Minister Anita Anand say the equipment will help the Haitian National Police to try containing a gang crisis.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Odelyn Joseph
Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada officially buying F-35 fighter jet for $19B to replace CF-18s

Canada to purchase 88 F-35s, with the first aircraft to be delivered in 2026

Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - Firefighters work after a drone attack on buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna, File)

Drone advances in Ukraine could bring dawn of killer robots

Ukraine already has semi-autonomous attack drones and counter-drone weapons endowed with AI

FILE - Firefighters work after a drone attack on buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna, File)
An F-35A Lightning II fighter jet practises for an air show appearance in Ottawa, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Defence Department receives approval to spend $7B on 16 F-35s: sources

Funding request sent to the Treasury Board got the green light earlier this month

An F-35A Lightning II fighter jet practises for an air show appearance in Ottawa, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A CF-18 Hornet sits on the tarmac at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on Monday June 20, 2022. A senior Air Force officer says the military will add more oversight over how call signs are assigned to fighter pilots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Air Force to add oversight after officers lose pay over ‘egregious’ pilot call sign

Formalized process for assigning call signs expected to be in place by the end of January

A CF-18 Hornet sits on the tarmac at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on Monday June 20, 2022. A senior Air Force officer says the military will add more oversight over how call signs are assigned to fighter pilots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, arrives with his wife Madeleine Collin at a Gatineau, Que. courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Military officer Dany Fortin acquitted on 1988 sexual assault charge

Fortin had been the military officer in charge of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, arrives with his wife Madeleine Collin at a Gatineau, Que. courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined by Minister of International Trade Mary Ng after a news conference following his participation in the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Federal officials are set to make an announcement about Canada’s long-promised Indo-Pacific strategy in Vancouver today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined by Minister of International Trade Mary Ng after a news conference following his participation in the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Federal officials are set to make an announcement about Canada’s long-promised Indo-Pacific strategy in Vancouver today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Cmdr. Corey Gleason, Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, HMCS Harry DeWolf, uses binoculars as he looks out from the bridge while travelling on the Salish Sea from Vancouver to Victoria, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. A senior Canadian military official says Russia has started sending long-range bombers back across the Arctic toward North America following a pause during the early months of its war in Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Russia resuming bomber, submarine patrols near North America after pause: Norad

Russian submarines operating off both coasts, showing ability to strike Canada and the United States

Cmdr. Corey Gleason, Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, HMCS Harry DeWolf, uses binoculars as he looks out from the bridge while travelling on the Salish Sea from Vancouver to Victoria, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. A senior Canadian military official says Russia has started sending long-range bombers back across the Arctic toward North America following a pause during the early months of its war in Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President of Chile Gabriel Boric during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian Armed Forces to enhance engagement with Indo-Pacific, Trudeau says

News after gathering sidetracked by North Korean launch of a ballistic missile near Japanese waters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President of Chile Gabriel Boric during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, arrives with his wife Madeleine Collin at a Gatineau, Que. courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Military bans uniforms from civilian trials following Fortin criticism

An exception being made for troops representing the Armed Forces in court

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, arrives with his wife Madeleine Collin at a Gatineau, Que. courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
FILE - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech on the Maritime Self Defense Force’s helicopter carrier JS Izumo during an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, southwest of Tokyo on Nov. 6, 2022. Japan and the United States began a major joint military exercise Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 in southern Japan as the allies aim to step up readiness in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness and North Korea’s intensifying missile launches. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

Japan, US hold joint arms drills amid China, North Korea worry

Move marks shift from Japan’s usual self-defence-only principle

FILE - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech on the Maritime Self Defense Force’s helicopter carrier JS Izumo during an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, southwest of Tokyo on Nov. 6, 2022. Japan and the United States began a major joint military exercise Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 in southern Japan as the allies aim to step up readiness in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness and North Korea’s intensifying missile launches. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier JS Izumo, front, and other warships join an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, south of Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. Eighteen warships participated from 12 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea, while the United States and France also sent warplanes for the review. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan PM vows to strengthen military at international naval review

Kishida said they fear threats from North Korea, Russia

Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier JS Izumo, front, and other warships join an international fleet review in Sagami Bay, south of Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. Eighteen warships participated from 12 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea, while the United States and France also sent warplanes for the review. (Kyodo News via AP)
National Silver Cross Mother Candace Greff poses with a picture of her son MCpl. Byron Greff, who was the last soldier to die in Afghanistan, at her home in Lacombe, Alta., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Mom of last Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan named Silver Cross Mother

Byron Greff was the last of 158 Canadian soldiers killed in the war in Afghanistan

National Silver Cross Mother Candace Greff poses with a picture of her son MCpl. Byron Greff, who was the last soldier to die in Afghanistan, at her home in Lacombe, Alta., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference with Canada’s Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at the State Department in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ottawa today, where he will meet with Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jacquelyn Martin

Officials dodge question of Canada’s possible role in military mission in Haiti

Haiti ravaged by plunderous gangs amid a worsening cholera outbreak

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference with Canada’s Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at the State Department in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ottawa today, where he will meet with Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jacquelyn Martin