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Timid bureaucrats are delaying progress at DND: retired admiral

OTTAWA – A retired admiral is telling the Trudeau government’s defence review that National Defence is often paralyzed by timid bureaucrats and politicians who pass the buck on decisions. 650 more words


Minister contradicts military brass on sexual misconduct

Canada’s defence minister seemed to contradict his own senior military leadership on Monday in an interview outside the House of Commons, saying he doesn’t believe military culture is to blame for misogyny and sexual misconduct in the Canadian Forces. 728 more words


Federal Government Refuses to Increase Aussie Troops

The Federal Government has refused to send additional Australian troops to assist the United States in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. 168 more words


Changes on the horizon for Civil Defence as Director General Retires

During his 15 years with Civil Defence, Bill Smith has seen the organisation go through a number of upheavals. From recession to decentralisation and changing management structures, it has been an eventful period for the former Director General, who spoke to Michael McHale, following his retirement at the end of March after a decade at the helm. 1,504 more words