National Newswatch

Canadian troops heading to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees

Apr 14 2022 — Lee Berthiaume — Ottawa – Members of the Canadian Armed Forces will depart from an Ontario military base in the coming days to help with the care, co-ordination and resettlement of Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Defence Minister Anita Anand says up to 150 troops will soon deploy from Canadian Forces Base Trenton after a reconnaissance team visited Poland […]

Ukraine war sparks fresh calls for urgency on upgrading North America’s defences

Mar 5 2022 — Lee Berthiaume — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to put his country’s nuclear arsenal on high alert last weekend has sparked hope that Ottawa and Washington will finally act with urgency in upgrading North America’s defences. Successive Canadian and American governments have been promising for years to modernize the North American Aerospace Defence Command, or Norad, which was […]

Boeing refusing to blink in dispute with Bombardier despite Liberal threats

Sep 4 2017 — Lee Berthiaume — OTTAWA — Boeing Co. has no plans to back down in its trade dispute with Canadian rival Bombardier — a high-stakes, cross-border conflict that the U.S. transportation giant says could have long-term ramifications for the future of the entire aerospace sector. The potential consequences of the Boeing-Bombardier standoff extend beyond any single deal — especially […]

PBO digging into Super Hornet fighter jet costs

Dec 12 2016 — Lee Berthiaume — Six years after ripping into the Conservative government’s cost estimates for F-35 stealth fighters, Parliament’s budgetary watchdog says it is digging into the Liberal plan to purchase “interim” Super Hornet jets. The Liberal government announced last month it planned to buy 18 Super Hornets as a stop-gap until a competition to find a replacement for […]

PBO digging into Super Hornet fighter jet costs

Dec 12 2016 — Lee Berthiaume — OTTAWA – Six years after ripping into the Conservative government’s cost estimates for F-35 stealth fighters, Parliament’s budgetary watchdog says it is digging into the Liberal plan to purchase “interim” Super Hornet jets. The Liberal government announced last month it planned to buy 18 Super Hornets as a stop-gap until a competition to find a […]

Military college to go under microscope amid concerns from senior commanders

Nov 2 2016 — Lee Berthiaume — OTTAWA—Senior Canadian Armed Forces commanders have ordered a complete review of the Royal Military College of Canada following a number of suspected suicides and allegations of sexual misconduct at the prestigious institution in Kingston, Ont. The rare move highlights the growing concern among top brass about the way the 140-year-old college — where future generations […]