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Allegations of drinking, sexual misconduct led to return of navy vessel

The recent misconduct by Canadian sailors in San Diego that resulted in the abrupt return of their ship to home port involves allegations of drunkenness and sexual misconduct, say Royal Canadian Navy sources. 712 more words

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With two Challenger jets grounded, the Canadian Forces is scrambling to fill role of emergency evacuation

With two of Canada’s Challenger jets grounded and the fate of two more up in the air, the Canadian military is scrambling to figure out how to fill the fleet’s often unheralded role as emergency life-savers, the Canadian Press has reported. 672 more words

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Government mum on when F-35 decision will come

The government’s commitment to transparency on the F-35 is being called into doubt amid questions over its refusal to release a “public” report, and suggestions it plans to announce a decision over the controversial stealth fighter in the dead of summer. 315 more words

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An Astonishing Admission – Judge Advocate General Can’t Meet Obligations To Parliament

Canadian Press photo below of CDS Gen. Tom Lawson…..

By Michel Drapeau

On May 27, 2014 the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Thomas Lawson, accompanied by Major General Blaise Cathcart, the Judge Advocate General (JAG) appeared before the Standing Committee on National Defence (SCOND) at the House of Commons to discuss the disturbing high incidence of sexual assaults in the Canadian military. 820 more words

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