National Newswatch

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 […]

Ontario court awards $107M to families of Flight PS752 victims

Jan 3 2022 — Ashley Burke — An Ontario court has awarded $107 million, plus interest, to the families of six people who died in the destruction of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 almost two years ago. The decision was issued publicly today after Justice Edward Belobaba of Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice ruled in May that the destruction of the commercial […]

Military’s former head of HR charged with sexual assault, indecent acts

Dec 7 2021 — Ashley Burke — Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson, the military’s former commander in charge of military human resources, has been charged with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) laid the Criminal Code charges today. “As the matter is now proceeding through the civilian justice system, no further information can be released at this […]

Forces, civilian prosecutors discussing possible charges against Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson

Nov 5 2021 — Ashley Burke — The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) is consulting with civilian prosecutors in Ontario to determine if criminal charges should be laid against Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson over a rape allegation that he denies, says the complainant’s lawyer. Retired Canadian Forces member Stéphanie Viau went public with her claims in March. Since February 2021, 11 current […]