The federal government failed to spend tens of billions of dollars in the last fiscal year on promised programs and services, including new military equipment, affordable housing and support for veterans.
Defence Minister Anita Anand used a visit to Ukraine on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, to announce that Canada is sending another 200 armoured vehicles to help with the country’s defence against Russian invaders.
Canada is sending another 200 armoured vehicles to help with the defence of Ukraine, Defence Minister Anita Anand announced during a surprise visit to the embattled country on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
Canada's years-long search for new fighter jets came full circle on Monday, January 9, 2023, as Defence Minister Anita Anand officially confirmed the planned purchase of a fleet of F-35s to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force's aging CF-18s.
The anti-Trudeau flags have become particularly linked to the "Freedom Convoy" protests, whose members Poilievre courted during his successful run for the Conservative leadership earlier this year. The Conservative caucus had ousted O'Toole as leader just days into the weeks-long protest in Ottawa.
Retired Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour accused military leaders of dragging their feet when it comes fighting sexual misconduct in the ranks on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, even as Defence Minister Anita Anand staked her reputation on their success or failure.
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin's acquittal for sexual assault has sparked calls for the senior military officer's immediate return to duty as well as a debate over how the Canadian Armed Forces should deal with troops accused of sexual misconduct in the future.
Revelations that some Canadian veterans have been offered medically assisted deaths while seeking help from the federal government are adding to worries about Ottawa’s plans to expand such procedures to include mental-health injuries and illnesses.
The Defence Department's top official says he directed the military to prepare to intervene in the "Freedom Convoy" protests earlier this year, but the resulting plans were never seriously considered — in part due to concerns about another Oka Crisis.