Lee Berthiaume

Canadian Press

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Promised quick-reaction force of 200 peacekeepers yet to be registered with UN

A Canadian pledge of 200 soldiers for peacekeeping missions is missing in action more than 18 months after it was first made to the United Nations by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Military's second-in-command to resign, links decision with Mark Norman case

The military's second-in-command, Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk, is resigning. The move, which is effective on Aug. 9, comes only weeks after the federal government agreed to a settlement with Wynnyk's predecessor, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.

Vancouver shipyard used one new coast guard vessel to repair, deliver another

A Vancouver shipyard delivered the first of the Canadian Coast Guard's three new science vessels last week by cannibalizing parts from one of the other ships for repairs, new documents show.

Union calls for investigation into Winnipeg veterans' care

The federal government is being asked to investigate an alleged decline in service at a health centre for veterans in Winnipeg. Deer Lodge says care has not changed.

Iraqi Kurds ask Canada for military training, equipment after being frozen out

Canada is being invited to once again provide training to Iraq's Kurdish security forces, who worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Canadian soldiers in the war against the Islamic State group before being frozen out in 2017.

Trudeau unveils plan to address Coast Guard ship needs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday that the federal government is buying two more Arctic patrol ships on the top of the six it has already ordered from Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding.

Federal government looks to ease requirements for fighter-jet makers after U.S. complaints

The federal government is planning to loosen its industrial requirements for fighter-jet makers in the $19-billion competition to replace Canada's aging CF-18s.

Ottawa ditches longer deadlines for answering veterans' requests for service

The federal government has backed off a controversial plan to give bureaucrats more time to respond to disabled veterans seeking benefits and support for their service-related injuries.

Federal government falling short on promise to provide better case management to vets

The Trudeau government is failing in its promise to spread the heavy caseloads borne by staff at Veterans Affairs Canada in an effort to make sure veterans are served properly, according to recent internal briefing materials.

Spike in Afghanistan-related suicides may be receding: Military

A spike in military suicides during and after Canada's decade-long war in Afghanistan may be subsiding, according to a new report, but some service members remain at increased risk of taking their own lives.

Military shaves restrictions on women in uniform wearing ponytails

The Canadian military isn't letting its hair down just yet but, for the first time, women in uniform will be allowed to wear ponytails.

Coast guard struggling to help with rescues, Arctic resupply due to old fleet

The Canadian Coast Guard's aging fleet is resulting reduced search-and-rescue coverage, disruptions to ferry service, cancelled resupply runs to Arctic and coastal communities and nearly $2 million in lost navigational buoys.

Crash threatens Vancouver shipyard's schedule for new coast guard ships

A Vancouver shipyard is searching for answers after the fisheries science vessel it built for the Canadian Coast Guard — and whose delivery is already years overdue — ran into a breakwater near Victoria.

Two Quebec NDP MPs rule out running for re-election

Two Quebec MPs have added their names to a growing list of NDP caucus members who will not be seeking re-election later this year.

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

​Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation from cabinet this week has stoked long-standing frustration, disappointment and anger among Canada's veterans, who say they have been ignored and betrayed by the Trudeau government.