Kristen Everson


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Military finds multiple gaps in support for victims of sexual misconduct

Almost three years after the Canadian Forces launched a mission to root out sexual misconduct in its ranks, the military has identified critical flaws in how it supports victims of harassment and other forms of inappropriate behaviour — and has given itself a long list of fixes to address the problems.

Hackers only needed a phone number to track this MP's cellphone

A CBC/Radio-Canada demonstration shows just how easy it is for hackers halfway across the world to spy on a Canadian MP’s phone calls and track his movements.

Supreme Court, CRA express concern about cellphone trackers after CBC story: documents

The Supreme Court of Canada and a senior executive with the Canada Revenue Agency anxiously reached out to Canada's communications spy agency for help after a CBC story revealed cellphone tracking technology was being used near Parliament Hill.

RCMP used cellphone tracking technology unlawfully 6 times, says privacy watchdog

Canada's privacy commissioner says the RCMP has used cellphone tracking technology in a way that was "not lawful" six times.

Veterans see access to medical marijuana curtailed over doctors' concerns

Veterans who use medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder are having to go outside the network of clinics sanctioned by Veterans Affairs to get the drug due to concerns by doctors at the clinics about its effectiveness.

Benefit change gave wounded vets raises ranging from $1.39 to thousands a month: memo

A Liberal election promise to boost benefits for wounded veterans resulted in a wide range of monthly increases for retired soldiers, with the majority receiving a raise of at least $500 a month but a handful seeing less than $2 more a month.

Military, Veterans Affairs to test effects of medical marijuana on PTSD in clinical trial

The Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs are setting up a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of using medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans.

Classified documents reveal crucial moments in response to 9/11-style attack

Classified documents released to CBC News lay bare the increased complexity of decisions military and civilian officials would be compelled to make in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Classified documents reveal Canada's planned response to 9/11-style attack

Secret documents detailing Canada’s plans for responding to a Sept. 11-style attack include a scenario in which military fighter jets are forced to shoot down a hijacked commercial airliner to protect Toronto’s CN Tower.

Canada's top general is asked about getting equipment fitted especially for women

Canada's diminutive top soldier told a compact female cadet that he can relate to women's complaints about oversized body armour and other kit designed for larger men.

Ex-MP Laurie Hawn resigns honorary military role after criticizing Super Hornets buy

Former Conservative MP and fighter pilot Laurie Hawn has resigned from his honorary colonel position after criticizing the government's decision to purchase 18 Super Hornets to fill what it's calling a capability gap in the Air Force.

Military chaplain adds adviser for Indigenous soldiers

The military's Chaplain General has added an Indigenous Adviser to his team in an effort to ensure indigenous soldiers have the same kind of spiritual support as other Canadian Forces members. The adviser started in August and says he's been busy from day one.

Canadian Rangers lack support and health care access, military ombudsman says

The Canadian Forces Ombudsman is halfway through an investigation into the Canadian Rangers and says the northern patrol unit lacks support staff and access to health care. His investigation follows CBC News stories about deaths among members of the remote units.

Conservatives made 'political' decision to cut military flying time in 2014, Laurie Hawn says

The Harper government made a "political" decision to cut flying times for CF-18s so it could save money and campaign on a balanced budget in 2015 — but that created only a temporary readiness problem for the CF-18s, former Conservative MP Laurie Hawn says.

Air force warned readiness of fighter fleet was declining back in 2014

As the former Conservative government was leading the charge to bomb ISIS almost two years ago, the Royal Canadian Air Force was warning its CF-18 pilots were not getting enough training time and that "resource reductions" were squeezing maintenance budgets.