National Newswatch

New Canadian fighter jets will need U.S. certification: DND

May 10 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — American officials will need to certify the fighter jet Canada buys at the end of a multibillion-dollar procurement that's started and stopped and started again for more than a decade, ensuring that it's fit to plug into the U.S.'s highest-security intelligence systems. But, says the Department of National Defence's top procurement official, they will not get to decide which […]

New Canadian fighter jets will need U.S. certification: DND

May 10 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — American officials will need to certify the fighter jet Canada buys at the end of a multibillion-dollar procurement that's started and stopped and started again for more than a decade, ensuring that it's fit to plug into the U.S.'s highest-security intelligence systems. But, says the Department of National Defence's top procurement official, they will not get to decide which […]

New Canadian fighter jets will need U.S. certification: DND

May 10 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — American officials will need to certify the fighter jet Canada buys at the end of a multibillion-dollar procurement that's started and stopped and started again for more than a decade, ensuring that it's fit to plug into the U.S.'s highest-security intelligence systems. But, says the Department of National Defence's top procurement official, they will not get to decide which […]

RCMP defends ‘thorough, independent’ investigation into Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

May 10 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The RCMP is defending its investigation of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, which has come under sustained fire since the politically charged case against the military's former second-in-command collapsed earlier this week. Much of that criticism has centred on why the Mounties did not interview members of Stephen Harper's former Conservative government during their two-year […]

RCMP defends ‘thorough, independent’ investigation into Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

May 10 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The RCMP is defending its investigation of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, which has come under sustained fire since the politically charged case against the military's former second-in-command collapsed earlier this week. Much of that criticism has centred on why the Mounties did not interview members of Stephen Harper's former Conservative government during their two-year […]

RCMP defends ‘thorough, independent’ investigation into Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

May 10 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The RCMP is defending its investigation of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, which has come under sustained fire since the politically charged case against the military's former second-in-command collapsed earlier this week. Much of that criticism has centred on why the Mounties did not interview members of Stephen Harper's former Conservative government during their two-year […]

RCMP defends ‘thorough, independent’ investigation into Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

May 10 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The RCMP is defending its investigation of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, which has come under sustained fire since the politically charged case against the military's former second-in-command collapsed earlier this week. Much of that criticism has centred on why the Mounties did not interview members of Stephen Harper's former Conservative government during their two-year […]

Feds look to ease requirements for fighter-jet makers after U.S. complaints

May 9 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — 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. The planned modification follows recent U.S. complaints that the previous criteria violated Canada's obligations as one of nine partner countries in the development of the F-35, one of the small handful of planes […]

Feds look to ease requirements for fighter-jet makers after U.S. complaints

May 9 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — 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. The planned modification follows recent U.S. complaints that the previous criteria violated Canada's obligations as one of nine partner countries in the development of the F-35, one of the small handful of planes […]

Feds look to ease requirements for fighter-jet makers after U.S. complaints

May 9 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — 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. The planned modification follows recent U.S. complaints that the previous criteria violated Canada's obligations as one of nine partner countries in the development of the F-35, one of the small handful of planes […]

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s pending return raises thorny question for brass

May 9 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's stated desire to return to active duty after the breach-of-trust case against him was dropped this week is raising a thorny question for the military's top brass: Where can he go? The federal Conservatives are demanding Norman be reinstated as Canada's vice-chief of defence staff, the military's second-in-command, the position […]

Mark Norman’s lawyer warns of interference in courts despite dropped charge

May 8 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadians must be on guard against government efforts to tip the scales of justice, said Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's lawyer on Wednesday, as she hailed the surprise stay of a breach-of-trust charge against her client. That decision came despite — "not because of" — the Trudeau government's interference in the case, Marie Henein said. She […]

Mark Norman’s lawyer warns of interference in courts despite dropped charge

May 8 2019 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadians must be on guard against government efforts to tip the scales of justice, said Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's lawyer on Wednesday, as she hailed the surprise stay of a breach-of-trust charge against her client. That decision came despite — "not because of" — the Trudeau government's interference in the case, Marie Henein said. She […]