Lee Berthiaume

Canadian Press

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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.

Ottawa expects trade interest in China to slow amid tensions with Beijing

Canada's trade minister says the government expects Canadian business interest in China to slow given current tensions, but he's confident the two countries will work through their differences and allow economic ties to again flourish.

Air Force aiming to have armed drones in the air in next six years: commander

The Royal Canadian Air Force is hoping to pull the trigger on the purchase of new armed drones within six years after spending nearly two decades weighing different options.

Plan to buy more fighter jets puts Canada on hook for bigger share of F-35 costs

Canada is being forced to shoulder a bigger share of the costs of developing F-35 fighter jets even though it has not decided whether it will actually buy any.

Canadians rescue five injured peacekeepers following second attack in a week

Canadian peacekeepers in Mali launched their second medical-evacuation mission in less than a week after a UN armoured vehicle triggered an explosive device Friday, killing two and wounding six others.

Canadians pressed into service after deadly attack on UN base in Mali

Canadian peacekeepers in Mali were pressed into service after extremists with links to Al Qaeda attacked a United Nations base on Sunday, killing 10 and injuring dozens more.