Gen. Wayne Eyre said fixing the military’s culture is vital because the world is “probably more dangerous now than it has been since the end of the Cold War.”
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The Canadian embassy in Addis Ababa is still open but consular assistance is limited. Joly warned Canadians ‘should not count on evacuation flights’ if things worsen.
The Canadian military is in the midst of what experts have deemed an institutional ‘crisis’ over multiple allegations of high-level sexual misconduct.
More than 18,000 survivors and victims of military sexual misconduct have come forward to submit claims under the class action settlement process, which closes to claims Wednesday.
For the NDP, frequently the Liberals’ closest dancing partner in the last Parliament, some of those absences raise crucial questions, Leader Jagmeet Singh told journalists.
Overall, the throne speech lays out a political vision that is likely to find broad progressive support in the Liberal-led minority Parliament.
The post of Speaker comes with significant perks in the form of a salary top-up of $85,500 added to the base MP salary of roughly $178,900, along with a country residence.
Liberal House Leader Mark Holland says Canadians expect MPs to ‘hit the ground running’ and that the government has four key priorities to get passed by Christmas.
Canadians can either pay now or pay later for the looming costs of climate change — but pay they will, said Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.
The province is grappling with catastrophic damage from severe rainfall over the course of Sunday and Monday that has flooded whole communities and washed out transportation links.
Some Canadian parents desperate to get their children vaccinated are taking them to the U.S., where the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in kids aged five to 11 on Nov. 2.
Defence Minister Anita Anand said on Wednesday that in response to a request for help from the B.C. government, the federal government is deploying more military air support.
An apology to survivors and victims of military sexual misconduct is required under the terms of the class action settlement reached with the government in 2019.
Senator Denise Batters said the petition is needed because O’Toole “reversed core policies” without input from either party members or caucus, and proceeded to lose the election.
‘Canada’s commitments fall far short of what the science requires,’ said Elizabeth May on the heels of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.