National Newswatch

Dany Fortin says ‘career appears to be over’ after misconduct investigation revealed

Jul 22 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The military officer who previously oversaw Canada’s vaccine rollout campaign says his reputation has been “irreparably tarnished” by the government’s decision to abruptly replace him in May and publicly reveal he was being investigated for sexual misconduct. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin's assertion is contained in an affidavit sworn last week but only publicly revealed […]

Dany Fortin says ‘career appears to be over’ after misconduct investigation revealed

Jul 22 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The military officer who previously oversaw Canada’s vaccine rollout campaign says his reputation has been “irreparably tarnished” by the government’s decision to abruptly replace him in May and publicly reveal he was being investigated for sexual misconduct. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin's assertion is contained in an affidavit sworn last week but only publicly revealed […]

Canada pays another US$71M for F-35 development

Jul 21 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada has quietly made another multimillion-dollar payment toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter despite uncertainty over whether it will buy the aircraft and calls from some prominent Canadians not to purchase any new fighter jets. Canada made the annual payment to the U.S. military in the spring, spending US$71.7 million to remain […]

Canada pays another US$71M for F-35 development

Jul 21 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada has quietly made another multimillion-dollar payment toward development of the F-35 stealth fighter despite uncertainty over whether it will buy the aircraft and calls from some prominent Canadians not to purchase any new fighter jets. Canada made the annual payment to the U.S. military in the spring, spending US$71.7 million to remain […]

Volunteers sought to help Afghan interpreters

Jul 20 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — An organization counting retired military officers and diplomats among its ranks is looking for volunteers to welcome and help integrate any former Afghan interpreters and their families who end up being evacuated to Canada. The call to arms from the Conference of Defence Associations Institute comes in anticipation the federal government will rescue […]

Volunteers sought to help Afghan interpreters

Jul 20 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — An organization counting retired military officers and diplomats among its ranks is looking for volunteers to welcome and help integrate any former Afghan interpreters and their families who end up being evacuated to Canada. The call to arms from the Conference of Defence Associations Institute comes in anticipation the federal government will rescue […]

Canada joins allies in blaming China for massive attack on email servers

Jul 19 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada joined the United States and other allies on Monday in blaming China for a massive cyberattack that compromised tens of thousands of computers around the world earlier this year. The attack saw hackers exploit weaknesses in Microsoft Exchange email servers, with the federal government estimating 400,000 servers were compromised before the online […]