National Peacekeepers’ Day – giving their lives in service of peace
Aug09

National Peacekeepers’ Day – giving their lives in service of peace

Since its establishment in 2008, National Peacekeepers’ Day has provided an opportunity for Canadians to express their gratitude and respect to those who serve in international peace and security operations. For the past 60 years, more than 125,000 Canadian personnel of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provincial and municipal police forces, as well as Canadian...

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Sajjan speaks on peacekeeping but suffers attack from Indian minister
Apr18

Sajjan speaks on peacekeeping but suffers attack from Indian minister

On his first visit to India as Canada’s defence minister, Harjit Sajjan spoke about modern peacekeeping and security cooperation. But before he even landed in the country he was already facing criticism from a high-ranking official from the Indian state from which the defence chief was born. Last Wednesday, Captain Amarinder Singh, chief minister of the state of Punjab...

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Chinese, Russia spy ships shadow U.S. fleet
Apr17

Chinese, Russia spy ships shadow U.S. fleet

Chinese and Russian intelligence-gathering ships have been sent out to track American aircraft carrier battle group heading for North Korea waters. The dispatch of the spy vessels appears to be “partly aimed at sending a signal” the United States which has taken a tough stance against North Korea, according to the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun. UPDATE While earlier reports...

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U.S. fires missiles into Syria
Apr07

U.S. fires missiles into Syria

Two American warships in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday night launched more than 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a government-controlled airbase inside Syria. The target of the attack was the Al-Shayrat Airbase in the central Syrian village of Shayrat. It is the airbase identified earlier in the day by the U.S. military as the base from which Syria military...

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Canada, Ukraine agreement basis for defence research, arms sale
Apr05

Canada, Ukraine agreement basis for defence research, arms sale

Ties between Canada and Ukraine grew stronger this week with the signing in Ottawa of a defence co-operation agreement between the two countries. Defence policies, defence research, development, production, and military education are among the areas touch on by the bilateral arrangement signed Monday by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak. Called the Canada-Ukraine Defence...

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Anti-ISIS meeting held in Washington
Mar22

Anti-ISIS meeting held in Washington

Foreign ministers and senior officials from 68 nations allied in the battle against ISIS met in Washington Wednesday to discuss ways of increasing pressure on the terrorist organization and how to help the Iraqi city of Mosul rebuild. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hosted the meeting of the coalition at the Department of State. The last time the U.S.-led...

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