Lee Berthiaume

Canadian Press

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Trudeau urges caution to ensure foreign influence registry doesn't target diasporas

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cited the internment of Japanese- and Italian-Canadians during the Second World War on Monday as he urged caution in the face of growing calls for Canada to adopt a registry to track foreign influence efforts.

30% of Defence Department procurement positions vacant, says internal report

A new internal report by the Department of National Defence is casting a spotlight on a persistent problem undermining efforts to replace Canada's aging military equipment: a critical shortage of procurement experts.

Canada on sidelines as U.S., Britain, Australia move ahead on new security deal

Experts are warning that, as the U.S., Britain and Australia move ahead on an expanded military pact, Canada's omission from that group suggests a larger problem with how this country is perceived by its friends.

Defence chief wanted CF-18s to destroy object over Yukon, but fighters were delayed

Canada's top military officer says it would have been "preferable" for a Canadian fighter jet to shoot down a suspected balloon over Yukon last month — but they were delayed by freezing rain.

Opposition parties demand answers as Liberals say little about Chinese balloon

Opposition parties say the public deserves answers about a Chinese balloon's incursion over Canadian territory as the Trudeau government remains largely mum about its time in Canada.

Talks in Germany end without decision on sending Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine

Defence Minister Anita Anand headed home from a meeting in Germany on Friday after she and her counterparts from the United States and across Europe failed to come to an agreement on whether to provide battle tanks to Ukraine.

Senior military leader concerned by Canada's absence from American-British-Australian security pact

Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie, one of Canada's most senior military leaders, says he's worried Canada could miss out on key technology sharing opportunities because of its absence from the AUKUS deal.

Next Bank of Canada governor would stay focused on fighting inflation: Poilievre

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says his choice for Bank of Canada governor would be someone focused entirely on keeping annual inflation at its two per cent target.

Defence Department gets approval to spend $7B on 16 F-35s: sources

The Department of National Defence recently received quiet approval to spend $7 billion on 16 F-35 fighter jets and related gear, two defence sources told The Canadian Press.

Air Force pledges more oversight after officers reprimanded for 'egregious' pilot call sign

While the Royal Canadian Air Force plans to add more control over how fighter pilots get their call signs, a senior officer says there are no plans to abolish the nicknames — or the social gatherings where they are handed out.