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DND reviewing policy of kicking injured soldiers out of the military

Almost a year after facing a barrage of bad publicity, National Defence is having another look at a policy that ended the careers of gravely injured soldiers who wanted to remain in uniform, Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press is reporting. 598 more words

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Canadian equipment could fall into wrong hands in Ukraine

There appear to be no safeguards preventing Canadian military equipment sent to Ukraine from ending up in the hands of extreme right-wing paramilitary units or being sold on the black market. 863 more words

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Rob Nicholson’s office claims VCDS behind decision preventing MPs from visiting bases

The Conservative government is being accused of playing dirty politics after revealing this week that members of Parliament are being barred from visiting Canadian military bases except under restricted circumstances, the Ottawa Citizen’s Lee Berthiuame reports. 899 more words

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Canadians won’t know cost of Ukraine mission until 2015

Taxpayers will have to wait until next year before they find out how much Canada’s military contribution to deal with the crisis in Ukraine is costing them. 642 more words

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Rob Nicholson takes a different position on RCAF’s scavenging of parts from C-130

By David Pugliese

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The article about the RCAF raiding a C-130 at a museum for parts, written by my Ottawa Citizen colleague Lee Berthiaume, came up in the House of Commons Monday. 435 more words

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Search-rescue budget under microscope after museum plane scavenged for parts

Canada’s search-and-rescue system is being held together by “tape and baling wire,” say experts and opposition critics, after revelations that the Royal Canadian Air Force had to raid an old Hercules airplane at a museum for parts. 663 more words

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