National Newswatch

Senior officer faced with sexual misconduct allegations retiring from Canadian Forces

Jun 1 2022 — Ashley Burke — The Canadian Armed Forces’ former head of human resources is retiring before his sexual assault case goes to trial next year. A newly released message from the Force’s senior leadership to members confirms that Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, one of the senior military leaders facing sexual misconduct claims, is retiring. Edmundson denies the misconduct allegations. Edmundson […]

Court sets dates for former head of military HR’s sexual assault trial

May 25 2022 — Ashley Burke — A court has set aside 13 days next year for the criminal trial of the military’s former head of human resources. Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson was charged in December 2021 with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. Edmundson has denied any wrongdoing. The trial is set to start Aug. 8, 2023 in an Ottawa civilian court, […]

Ukraine looking for foreign volunteers with military, medical experience, embassy says

Mar 11 2022 — Ashley Burke — Ukraine’s embassy is warning Canadians who want to fight Russia’s invasion of the “dangerous” situation on the ground, even as it reaches out to applicants with medical or military experience. “Given hundreds of wounded civilians at the cities besieged by Russian invaders and continuous shelling and bombing of residential areas by Russian jets and artillery, […]

Canada joins Mexico’s official complaint arguing U.S. violating new trade pact over auto parts provision

Jan 13 2022 — Ashley Burke — Canada is joining Mexico’s official complaint today requesting a dispute settlement panel over claims the U.S. is violating the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement on trade, the new NAFTA, by insisting on a stricter way of interpreting a key provision around auto parts. Motor vehicles are the top manufactured trade product between the three countries. Canada argues that […]