National Newswatch

Canadian military’s special operations members helping train Ukrainians: sources

Aug 5 2022 — Mercedes Stephenson and Amanda Connolly — Elite Canadian operators from the Canadian Special Operations Command are involved with a recently announced plan to have Canadian military members train Ukrainian recruits in the U.K. against Russia, multiple sources tell Global News. Defence Minister Anita Anand announced the training plan on Thursday, describing it as a fulfilment of the pledge the Canadian government […]

Canada eyeing Kabul trip to restart consular ties — protected by special forces

Dec 10 2021 — Mercedes Stephenson and Amanda Connolly — Government officials are eyeing the possibility of sending a diplomatic team into the Afghan capital of Kabul with the hope of restarting some consular services on the ground roughly five months after Taliban extremists seized control. Three sources with direct knowledge of the talks told Global News the Canadian diplomatic team would be protected by […]