Military

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin speaks to reporters outside the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin takes stand at criminal trial, denies sexual assault

Fortin’s defence lawyer has argued that the complainant incorrectly identified Fortin

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin speaks to reporters outside the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin arrives to be processed at the Gatineau Police Station in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Fortin’s sexual assault trial is scheduled to begin in a Gatineau courthouse this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Sex assault trial starts for military officer who led COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin facing charge relating to an alleged incident dating from 1988

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin arrives to be processed at the Gatineau Police Station in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Fortin’s sexual assault trial is scheduled to begin in a Gatineau courthouse this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march in Calgary on July 8, 2016. Canada’s military watchdog says his office has received fewer than a dozen complaints from service members about the Armed Forces’ vaccine requirement, and that an investigation into each has found no foul play.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Military ombudsman reports 10 vaccine-related complaints amid mandate

Troops required to get a least 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march in Calgary on July 8, 2016. Canada’s military watchdog says his office has received fewer than a dozen complaints from service members about the Armed Forces’ vaccine requirement, and that an investigation into each has found no foul play.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Snowbirds return to the runway at 19 Wing Comox during spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Snowbirds hitting pause on flying following crash in B.C.

Operational airworthiness will be examined by Royal Canadian Air Force

The Snowbirds return to the runway at 19 Wing Comox during spring training. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, and Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, middle, release the final report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa on Monday, May 30, 2022. Also in attendance is Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, and Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, middle, release the final report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa on Monday, May 30, 2022. Also in attendance is Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa’s plan to off-load military sexual assault cases sparks feud with provinces

More funding, data needed to investigate and prosecute, provinces say

Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, and Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, middle, release the final report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa on Monday, May 30, 2022. Also in attendance is Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, and Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, middle, release the final report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa on Monday, May 30, 2022. Also in attendance is Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds fly past the Peace Tower during the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019. The Department of National Defence says the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be unable to fly in planned air shows and fly pasts until a technical issue is resolved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Technical issue temporarily stops Canadian Forces Snowbirds from flight performances

Performances next Wednesday in New Brunswick will be cancelled

Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds fly past the Peace Tower during the Canada Day noon show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, July 1, 2019. The Department of National Defence says the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be unable to fly in planned air shows and fly pasts until a technical issue is resolved. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, speaks to members of the media as Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander of United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command and Canadian Minister of National Defence Anita Anand look on at the Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Expectations high as Canada prepares to reveal plan for aging North American defences

Military officials and experts say Norad early-warning defence network is badly showing its age

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, speaks to members of the media as Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander of United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command and Canadian Minister of National Defence Anita Anand look on at the Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Warrant Officer Terry Vandenberghe discusses observation and reporting positions with Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu (right) in Williams Lake, B.C., during Operation LENTUS 17-04 on August 3, 2017. (Photo: Master Corporal Malcolm Byers, Wainwright Garrison Imaging)

Senior military officer with ties to Vernon now charged with sexual assault

Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu retired in April and then went to Ukraine

Warrant Officer Terry Vandenberghe discusses observation and reporting positions with Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu (right) in Williams Lake, B.C., during Operation LENTUS 17-04 on August 3, 2017. (Photo: Master Corporal Malcolm Byers, Wainwright Garrison Imaging)
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, in Calgary on July 8, 2016. The company overseeing the federal government’s 900-million-dollar settlement deal with military members who experienced sexual misconduct in uniform has admitted to more privacy breaches despite repeated promises to have fixed the problem.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Personal information about more than 100 military sex misconduct claimants leaked

‘I’m sick with worry that someone has my information, it’s victimizing all over’

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, in Calgary on July 8, 2016. The company overseeing the federal government’s 900-million-dollar settlement deal with military members who experienced sexual misconduct in uniform has admitted to more privacy breaches despite repeated promises to have fixed the problem.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President of the Republic of Chile Gabriel Boric participate in a joint news conference in Ottawa, on Monday, June 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau, Anand meet with Norad commanders, U.S. defense secretary en route to L.A.

Experts and political leaders agree North America’s defence system is badly in need of an upgrade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President of the Republic of Chile Gabriel Boric participate in a joint news conference in Ottawa, on Monday, June 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, and Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, middle, release the final report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa on Monday, May 30, 2022. Also in attendance is Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Review: past time for Canada’s military to scrap harmful traditions, structures

Arbour: some ‘more at risk of harm, on a day-to-day basis, from their comrades than from the enemy’

Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, and Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, middle, release the final report of the Independent External Comprehensive Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces in Ottawa on Monday, May 30, 2022. Also in attendance is Chief of the Defence Staff, General Wayne Eyre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Thieves break in to Chilliwack Military Museum stealing a gun and bayonets

Stolen were as many as 30 bayonets and a non-operable airsoft Tommy gun

The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance watches a news conference from the front row of seats in Ottawa, Thursday May 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Retired general Jonathan Vance loses military honour at his own request

Order of Military Merit was created in 1972 to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service

Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance watches a news conference from the front row of seats in Ottawa, Thursday May 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A Canadian Forces CC-115 Buffalo aircraft prepares to land at Chilliwack Airport in Chilliwack, B.C., on Friday February 28, 2014. The Royal Canadian Air Force is relocating two aircraft from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island to address a gap in Canada’s search-and-rescue services. The gap is the result of a new delay in the military's new Kingfisher rescue planes, news of which comes months after the air force retired the last of its ancient Buffalo aircraft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Military dealing with gap in search-and-rescue services due to new procurement delay

The military’s new Kingfisher search-and-rescue planes won’t be ready for another three years

A Canadian Forces CC-115 Buffalo aircraft prepares to land at Chilliwack Airport in Chilliwack, B.C., on Friday February 28, 2014. The Royal Canadian Air Force is relocating two aircraft from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island to address a gap in Canada’s search-and-rescue services. The gap is the result of a new delay in the military's new Kingfisher rescue planes, news of which comes months after the air force retired the last of its ancient Buffalo aircraft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Royal Military College is shown in Kingston, Ontario on Friday April 29, 2022. The Department of National Defence says it’s investigating an incident involving a vehicle at the Royal Military College campus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

No foul play from outside source suspected in deaths of 4 military cadets, CAF says

Cadets died early Friday on Royal Military College campus when their vehicle plunged into the water

Royal Military College is shown in Kingston, Ontario on Friday April 29, 2022. The Department of National Defence says it’s investigating an incident involving a vehicle at the Royal Military College campus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Officer Cadet Andrei Honciu is seen in an undated handout photo. Honciu was one of four officer cadets who was killed travelling in a single vehicle when it entered the waters on the Royal Military College campus at Point Frederick on Friday April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DND

Friend remembers cadet who died in Kingston vehicle incident as ‘class clown’

4 officer cadets died when their vehicle plunged into water in Royal Military College tragedy

Officer Cadet Andrei Honciu is seen in an undated handout photo. Honciu was one of four officer cadets who was killed travelling in a single vehicle when it entered the waters on the Royal Military College campus at Point Frederick on Friday April 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DND
Cadets carry flowers at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario on Friday April 29, 2022. The Department of National Defence says it’s investigating an incident involving a vehicle at the Royal Military College campus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Cadets carry flowers at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario on Friday April 29, 2022. The Department of National Defence says it’s investigating an incident involving a vehicle at the Royal Military College campus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Italy return a birthday cake to Meri Mion, center, in Vicenza, northern Italy, Thursday, April 28, 2022, to replace the one U.S. soldiers ate as they entered her hometown during one of the final battles of World War II. Meri Mion, who turns 90 on Friday, wiped away tears as she was presented with the cake. Mion was a 13-year-old when Americans came to her nearby village, San Pietro in Gù. (Laura Krieder, U.S. Army via AP)

US Army ‘returns’ cake to Italian woman for 90th birthday

U.S. soldiers return cake that disappeared 77 years ago during Second World War

Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Italy return a birthday cake to Meri Mion, center, in Vicenza, northern Italy, Thursday, April 28, 2022, to replace the one U.S. soldiers ate as they entered her hometown during one of the final battles of World War II. Meri Mion, who turns 90 on Friday, wiped away tears as she was presented with the cake. Mion was a 13-year-old when Americans came to her nearby village, San Pietro in Gù. (Laura Krieder, U.S. Army via AP)
Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks to military personnel after getting a tour of the CC 177 Globemaster aircraft at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Canadian military not doing enough to detect, prevent extremism in the ranks: Report

Report takes military to task for not acting on dozens of previous studies and reviews

Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks to military personnel after getting a tour of the CC 177 Globemaster aircraft at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. Canada’s top military and civilian defence officials have apologized not responding sooner to questions about systemic racism in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Racism report to take military to task for not doing more over past 20 years

Report to speak to the impact of colonialism, imbalance in the share of white military personnel

The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. Canada’s top military and civilian defence officials have apologized not responding sooner to questions about systemic racism in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld