Military

Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force Al Meinzinger is seen during an interview with The Canadian Press in his office at National Defence headquarters in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Canada is inching closer to the purchase of armed drones for its military even as details around how the controversial weapons will be used are starting to come together. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian military laying groundwork for arrival of armed drones

Canadian military laying groundwork for arrival of armed drones

 

Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance takes part in a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says nobody in his office knew an allegation against Canada's top military officer three years ago was a "Me Too complaint." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

PM defends aide, says office didn’t know Vance allegations were ‘Me Too complaint’

PM defends aide, says office didn’t know Vance allegations were ‘Me Too complaint’

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on Friday, April 23, 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trudeau calls for culture of tolerance around sexual misconduct in military to end. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau’s chief of staff knew of allegation against Vance, ex-PMO adviser suggests

Trudeau’s chief of staff knew of allegation against Vance, ex-PMO adviser suggests

 

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Friday, July 8, 2016. Female service members and veterans are blasting the way Canada's military police investigate allegations of sexual assault and harassment in the ranks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Female service members blast military police over sexual misconduct investigations

Female service members blast military police over sexual misconduct investigations

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Friday, July 8, 2016. Female service members and veterans are blasting the way Canada's military police investigate allegations of sexual assault and harassment in the ranks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Canadian Forces flag flies outside office buildings in Ottawa, Tuesday March 9, 2021. The commander of Canada’s military police found himself under the microscope this afternoon as members of a parliamentary committee grilled him over how his officers deal with cases of sexual misconduct.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Top military police officer defends unit’s handling of sex misconduct cases

Top military police officer defends unit’s handling of sex misconduct cases

The Canadian Forces flag flies outside office buildings in Ottawa, Tuesday March 9, 2021. The commander of Canada’s military police found himself under the microscope this afternoon as members of a parliamentary committee grilled him over how his officers deal with cases of sexual misconduct.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force attend a flag ceremony in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Advocates are calling for fundamental reforms to the complaints process for survivors of sexual violence in Canada's military. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Advocates demand sweeping changes to military complaints process for sexual violence

Advocates demand sweeping changes to military complaints process for sexual violence

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force attend a flag ceremony in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Advocates are calling for fundamental reforms to the complaints process for survivors of sexual violence in Canada's military. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance watches a news conference from the front row of seats Thursday May 7, 2020, in Ottawa. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's former chief of staff is the latest Liberal aide to avoid a House of Commons order that she testify before a parliamentary committee. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Vance allegation ‘dropped off the radar’ amid other priorities: ex-clerk

Vance allegation ‘dropped off the radar’ amid other priorities: ex-clerk

Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance watches a news conference from the front row of seats Thursday May 7, 2020, in Ottawa. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's former chief of staff is the latest Liberal aide to avoid a House of Commons order that she testify before a parliamentary committee. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Then Canadian Forces ombudsman Gary Walbourne appears at a Senate veterans affairs committee in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ombudsman rebuts Sajjan’s assertions on predecessor’s handling of Vance allegation

Ombudsman rebuts Sajjan’s assertions on predecessor’s handling of Vance allegation

Then Canadian Forces ombudsman Gary Walbourne appears at a Senate veterans affairs committee in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre returns to his seat during a change of command parade for the Canadian Army on Parliament Hill Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Military ‘playbook’ lacks plan for dealing with cases against defence chiefs

Military ‘playbook’ lacks plan for dealing with cases against defence chiefs

Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre returns to his seat during a change of command parade for the Canadian Army on Parliament Hill Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Gen. Jonathan Vance, then chief of the defence staff, speaks to reporters after a change of command ceremony in Ottawa on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Senior officer ‘berated’ after relaying complaint in an unclear reporting system

Senior officer ‘berated’ after relaying complaint in an unclear reporting system

Gen. Jonathan Vance, then chief of the defence staff, speaks to reporters after a change of command ceremony in Ottawa on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

PMO knew existence of allegations against Vance, not specifics, in 2018: Trudeau

PMO knew existence of allegations against Vance, not specifics, in 2018: Trudeau

The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, Wednesday April 3, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Leaders welcome military’s first female deputy commander, demand action on misconduct

Leaders welcome military’s first female deputy commander, demand action on misconduct

The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, Wednesday April 3, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance sits in the front row during a news conference in Ottawa on June 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Sajjan called to testify again in Commons probe of Forces misconduct claims

Sajjan called to testify again in Commons probe of Forces misconduct claims

Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance sits in the front row during a news conference in Ottawa on June 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canadian Forces ombudsman Gary Walbourne appears at a Senate veterans affairs committee in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Former military ombudsman Gary Walbourne is set to testify today as a parliamentary committee continues digging into how the Liberal government handled allegations of misconduct against former defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ex-ombudsman says he told defence minister about Vance allegations in 2018

Ex-ombudsman says he told defence minister about Vance allegations in 2018

Canadian Forces ombudsman Gary Walbourne appears at a Senate veterans affairs committee in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Former military ombudsman Gary Walbourne is set to testify today as a parliamentary committee continues digging into how the Liberal government handled allegations of misconduct against former defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy Vice-Admiral Art McDonald is seen during an interview with The Canadian Press in Ottawa, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Military reeling as new defence chief steps aside amid allegations of misconduct

Military reeling as new defence chief steps aside amid allegations of misconduct

Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy Vice-Admiral Art McDonald is seen during an interview with The Canadian Press in Ottawa, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. The Canadian Armed Forces is deploying reconnaissance teams to the border as the federal government prepares to enlist the military’s help in screening travellers for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Military deploys recon teams to border as feds prepare border-testing sites

Travellers will still be required to quarantine for 14 days

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. The Canadian Armed Forces is deploying reconnaissance teams to the border as the federal government prepares to enlist the military’s help in screening travellers for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance listen to a question during a news conference Friday, June 26, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau ducks questions on allegations against former defence chief

Trudeau ducks questions on allegations against former defence chief

National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance listen to a question during a news conference Friday, June 26, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Then chief of the defence staff Jonathan Vance responds to a question during a news conference Friday, June 26, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Military police launch investigation after former defence chief accused of misconduct

Military police launch investigation after former defence chief accused of misconduct

Then chief of the defence staff Jonathan Vance responds to a question during a news conference Friday, June 26, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Health-care workers wait in line at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Military to support vaccination efforts in northern Ontario Indigenous communities

Canadian Armed Forces to support vaccine efforts in 32 communities of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Health-care workers wait in line at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
In this photo taken from a video distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, A Russian Tu-160 strategic bomber fires a cruise missile at test targets, during a military drills, Russia. The Russian military has conducted sweeping drills of its strategic nuclear forces that featured several practice missile launches. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russia follows US to withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

U.S. completed its withdrawal from the pact in November

  • Jan 15, 2021
In this photo taken from a video distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, A Russian Tu-160 strategic bomber fires a cruise missile at test targets, during a military drills, Russia. The Russian military has conducted sweeping drills of its strategic nuclear forces that featured several practice missile launches. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)