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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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Russian aggression prompts Canada to extend Ukraine mission
Mar06

Russian aggression prompts Canada to extend Ukraine mission

Canada will continue to send soldiers to Eastern Europe in order to train Ukrainian troops for two more years in the face of continuing Russian military aggression in the region. The extension of the Canadian Armed Forces’ Operation Unifier to the end of March 2019 was announced by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced...

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200 Canadian troops head for Ukraine
Feb14

200 Canadian troops head for Ukraine

It remains uncertain how long some 200 Canadian soldiers from the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton heading this month for Ukraine will be staying in the Eastern European country which shares its border with Russia. Since 2015, Canadian, American and British troops have been deployed on rotation to Ukraine to the country’s soldiers after...

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CA hosts Conference of American Armies
Feb10

CA hosts Conference of American Armies

By Natalie Flynn From February 6 to 10, 2017, the Canadian Army is hosting a special multi-lateral conference in Toronto. The event is part of the 32nd cycle of the Conference of American Armies (CAA), an international gathering of associated militaries consisting of six major meetings held over a period of two years. Founded in 1960, the CAA is...

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Sajjan, Mattis meeting ‘cordial’, questions raised about NATO, peacekeeping
Feb07

Sajjan, Mattis meeting ‘cordial’, questions raised about NATO, peacekeeping

“Great meeting with #SecDef Mattis today,” Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan tweeted yesterday after his tete-a-tete at the Pentagon yesterday with his American counterpart, Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis. The meeting between the two former soldiers has been described as friendly and productive but little details were released to the media leading to some questions as to...

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