NEWS BRIEFS: CANADA
14 January 2019 (National Post)
Treasury Board President Scott Brison, one of the most experienced hands in the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is quitting politics – but a court case centred on Vice Admiral Mark Norman is sure to keep him in the public spotlight.
14 January 2019 (Global News)
Members of Canada’s defence team were injured in the bus crash in downtown Ottawa on Friday that left three dead and 23 injured, while a local hospital says those who were in critical condition at its location have improved.
11 January 2019 (ConstructConnect)
With the completion of one $792-million, multi-year phased move of thousands of Department of National Defence (DND) personnel into a new central campus in west Ottawa still over a year away, the DND will spend 2019 developing plans for another new complex to house thousands more with a tentative project value of over $1 billion.
11 January 2019 (Ottawa Citizen)
The CAF is preparing to take possession by the spring of the first of 25 used Australian F-18 fighter jets. The requested mix is 12 single-seat and six dual-seat aircraft, according to DND. The other seven will be used for testing and spare parts.
11 January 2019 (The Kingston Whig-Standard)
Opening eyes and dispelling myths, Canadian Forces Base Kingston’s base commander spoke on Thursday to the Canadian Club of Kingston about how his members are all part of the melting pot of the city.
10 January 2019 (Lookout Newspaper)
The Canadian Army appointed its first-ever Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel: a 15-year-old from London, Ontario. However, the appointment was for just one day; the youth in question, Aiden Anderson, who now has memories to last a lifetime.
10 January 2019 (CTV News)
The CAF saw more than a dozen service members die by suicide last year even as it was implementing a number of new services and benefits to prevent such tragedies. New figures from the DND show 15 members of the Canadian military killed themselves in 2018 – one fewer than the previous year.
9 January 2019 (The Spec)
Nearly halfway through Canada's 12-month mission in Mali, questions and disappointment are emerging over what some experts see as the Trudeau government's lack of interest in the country – and peacekeeping in general.
9 January 2019 (National Post )
DND has cut down on its use of rodents and pigs for research and experiments but says realistic instruction for its medical personnel still requires live animals to be wounded during training and later killed.
8 January 2019 (CBC)
The Trudeau government can't afford to buy ultra-modern warships and advanced warplanes at the same time, given the limits of federal finances, a new research paper from U of Calgary argues.