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Smoke particles from Canada wildfires cross the Atlantic to UK and Ireland

Europe is having a hard time getting rid of wildfire smoke as ash and smoke from fires in Canada cross over to the continent.<p>Smoke aerosols from the wildfires in British Columbia (BC) were crossing the Atlantic Ocean and were set make their way to the UK and Ireland on Wednesday.<p>Images from …


Military supplying 200 troops to help "mop-up" B.C. wildfires

Two hundred members of the Canadian Armed Forces will join the effort to fight wildfires across British Columbia.<p>The provincial government called for …

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Canadian Rangers receive new rifles, replacing decades-old model

Rangers in Canada's North are going to get their new rifles, three years after the federal government first announced the upgrades.<p>Defence Minister …

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Justin Trudeau Color Me Happy!!! at Vancouver Pride Parade

<b>Justin Trudeau</b> braved the heat for some incredibly warm embraces at Vancouver's Pride Parade.<p>Canada's Prime Minister built up a sweat Sunday during …

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Police detain man with knife on Parliament Hill | The Star

OTTAWA—Police are investigating after a man with a knife was detained on Monday during the Changing of the Guard parade on Parliament Hill.<p><b>More to</b> …

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Ottawa: man armed with knife arrested during military ceremony

A man armed with a knife has been arrested after an incident during a military ceremony on Parliament Hill in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, the defense ministry said, adding that no one had been injured.<p>The arrest rattled a country already on edge; hours earlier, a gunman had shot dead two people …


Man Detained On Parliament Hill After Incident

He was taken into custody during the Changing of the Guard parade.<p>OTTAWA — A 24-year-old man was taken into custody Monday morning in connection with …

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Police charge man after incident at Changing of Guard parade

Police are investigating after a 24-year-old man was arrested after intruding upon the daily Changing of the Guard parade on Parliament Hill Monday …

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan defends delay in results of inquiry into military college suicides | The Star

“We need to make sure that when we look into grave incidents like this that we leave no stone unturned,” Sajjan said of the delay in releasing the …

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Canada Defense Minister Calls Trump Tariff Action ‘Insulting’ – Bloomberg

Canada Defense Minister Calls Trump Tariff Action ‘Insulting’<p>Canada Defense Minister Calls Trump Tariff Action ‘Insulting’<p>Canada Defense Minister …


Absurd to consider Canada a security risk due to steel: Defense minister

"The Canada and the U.S.' defense relationship remains solid" despite recent trade tariffs, says Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan.


Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan defends $2M nearly empty military prison

Harjit Sajjan, minister of National Defence, is defending the upkeep and use of an Edmonton-based detention barracks for soldiers that sit mostly …

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Federal assistance, military on way for B.C. flooding

The federal government has committed to assisting British Columbia during its historic flood fight.<p>Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and …


Federal Government expands services for veterans | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Online

Lt.-Gen. (Ret.) Roméo Dallaire launched the new support program for veterans and their families, an investment of $153 million over six years from …


Military saw no red flags for Toronto attack suspect: Sajjan

Harjit Sajjan is defending the military’s selection process after it was revealed that the Toronto van attack suspect was briefly a Forces member. The defence minister said Alek Minassian served for two months.


Harjit Sajjan orders crackdown as Canadian Forces Facebook page features racist, vulgar comments

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has ordered a crackdown on the growing number of racist and misogynist comments on the Canadian Forces’ official …

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Defence proposals sought to provide more protection and security for Canadians

CALGARY — The federal government is asking universities, companies and others to help the military with several pressing challenges, including how to …

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Montreal politician calls for police to allow turbans and hijabs

MONTREAL -- A longtime city councillor is again calling on the Montreal police force to allow its officers to wear turbans and hijabs.<p>Marvin Rotrand …


Auditor again flags pension fund for military reservists as 'problematic'

OTTAWA — A pension fund for Canadian military reservists is once again being flagged by Canada's auditor general as being "problematic."<p>In a recent …


Politics This Morning: Joly, Trudeau to unveil action plan for official languages; Petitpas Taylor, Blair to appear before Senate committee; Sajjan visits United Nations

The Conservatives are more focused on candidate recruitment, strategists say, after scandals derailed multiple nominees in 2015.<p>‘If you were going to …


Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan Talks Racism, Fighting To Be Seen 'As A Canadian’

"I'm a minister now right, and I still can't be believed right? What does it take for them?"<p>Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan appeared on CTV's Question …


Canada aims to deploy peacekeepers in Mali by August: Sajjan

The Canadian military is aiming to have peacekeepers on the ground in Mali by August, according to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.


Medical marijuana: the forgotten issue in the new law

While some say political panel shows offer little to the Canadian viewer outside of talking points, others say they offer a chance to burst out of …


MPs Have Clever Tricks To Last 40 Hours Of Round-The-Clock Voting

It's Survivor: House of Commons edition.<p>OTTAWA — As MPs braced for some 40 hours of round-the-clock voting Thursday evening, they found clever ways …


NDP MP Erin Weir met with harassment investigator last week

Paul Wernick, son of PCO clerk Michael Wernick and EA to rookie Liberal MP Francis Drouin, says staffers and MPs shouldn't be drinking away their …


Roughly 250 Canadians troops are heading to Mali — what dangers will they face?

Roughly 250 Canadian troops will head to Mali by the end of this summer to take part in a newly-announced helicopter task force.<p>But how dangerous …


Politics This Morning: Goodale expected to introduce long-anticipated gun legislation; Scheer sits down for Maclean’s interview; Ministers fan out to talk estimates at committee

The new rules will extend to projects under review through the feds’ Smart Cities Challenge, a $75-million competition among cities to encourage …


Conservatives call for full debate on government’s peacekeeping mission: ‘Mali is a war zone’

OTTAWA – Canada’s official Opposition wants a full parliamentary debate on the Liberal government’s decision to send a helicopter contingent to …


CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Canada to send helicopters to U.N. Mali mission, allies relieved

© Reuters. CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Canada to send helicopters to U.N. Mali mission, allies relieved<p>(Makes clear in paras 8 and 9 that Canadian government …

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