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    Harjit Sajjan a Sikh nationalist? The Defence Minister responds
    Apr20

    Harjit Sajjan a Sikh nationalist? The Defence Minister responds

    Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s visit to his native India this week has been controversial, at least in the Indian news media. Amarinder Singh, the top elected official in India’s Punjab province, accused Sajjan of being a Sikh nationalist. “I’m not going to meet him,” Singh told Indian TV before adding that there are other...

    Canada military signs agreement with Latvia for upcoming NATO deployment
    Apr18

    Canada military signs agreement with Latvia for upcoming NATO deployment

    Canada and Latvia have put in place an agreement governing the establishment of a NATO battlegroup in the eastern European country. This summer Canada will lead a multinational NATO battlegroup in Latvia as part of what the military has called the alliance’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Central and Eastern Europe. A technical...

    U.S. deployment of F-35s to Europe intended to send message to Russia
    Apr18

    U.S. deployment of F-35s to Europe intended to send message to Russia

    The U.S. Air Force has sent a number of F-35 stealth fighters to Europe as a message to Russia that it stands behind its NATO allies. The F-35As arrived on Saturday in the United Kingdom. The jets from Hill Air Force Base in Utah will conduct training with other U.S. and NATO aircraft over the next several weeks. It is the F-35A’s first...

    Politics matters: Pot, power, projections of growth
    Apr14

    Politics matters: Pot, power, projections of growth

    She inspired. She joked. She brought tears to their eyes. Malala Yousafzai, the passionate 19-year-old who was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in Pakistan five years ago, brought Canadian politicians from both sides of the aisle to their feet — even as she provoked them, eye to eye, to do so much more for the education of girls...

    Russian aircraft to fly over Canada next week on pre-approved observation mission
    Apr11

    Russian aircraft to fly over Canada next week on pre-approved observation mission

    From April 18 to April 22, 2017, an unarmed Russian Federation Tupolev TU-154M aircraft will undertake a transit flight over Canada en route from the United States to conduct an observation mission under the Treaty on Open Skies, according to the Department of National Defence. The Russian Federation aircraft will stop at 8 Wing Trenton after...

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement
    Apr04

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement

    Canada and Ukraine are further strengthening their ties. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak have signed what is being called the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement. The bilateral arrangement identifies areas of mutual cooperation such as defence policy; defence research, development, and...

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement
    Apr04

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement

    Canada and Ukraine are further strengthening their ties. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak have signed what is being called the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement. The bilateral arrangement identifies areas of mutual cooperation such as defence policy; defence research, development, and...

    3,000 Canadian Army troops from Petawawa in Alberta for major exercise
    Apr03

    3,000 Canadian Army troops from Petawawa in Alberta for major exercise

    Starting Monday, 3 000 Canadian Army soldiers from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group from Petawawa, Ontario will fine-tune their soldiering skills during Exercise RUGGED BEAR at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta, the Canadian Army says. The purpose of Exercise RUGGED BEAR is for the Canadian Army to certify that the...

    Embassies of France, Turkey share their homelands’ tastes with Ottawa
    Mar27

    Embassies of France, Turkey share their homelands’ tastes with Ottawa

    In diplomatic circles, it’s sometimes said that the easiest way to win hearts and minds is through the stomach. We’re lucky to see lots of culinary diplomacy in Ottawa, where there are 130-odd embassies and high commissions, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Just one vivid and tasty example was a casual dinner reception at the Italian...

    Some facts about war criminals in Canada
    Mar27

    Some facts about war criminals in Canada

    Lubomyr Luciuk, in a March 9 opinion piece defending Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland from criticism because her grandfather had Nazi ties, attacks the effort to bring Nazi war criminals in Canada to justice. He writes: “just after the war’s end, Jewish Canadians were alarmed at the prospect of ‘Ukrainian Nazis’ escaping...

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